Contribution number 188 from the Center of Marine Biotechnology.
Regulation of ribosomal RNA transcription by growth rate of the hyperthermophilic Archaeon, Pyrococcus furiosus*
Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2006
FEMS Microbiology Letters
Volume 111, Issue 2-3, pages 159–164, August 1993
How to Cite
DiRuggiero, J., Achenbach, L. A., Brown, S. H., Kelly, R. M. and Robb, F. T. (1993), Regulation of ribosomal RNA transcription by growth rate of the hyperthermophilic Archaeon, Pyrococcus furiosus. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 111: 159–164. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.1993.tb06379.x
- Issue online: 17 JAN 2006
- Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2006
- (Received 14 April 1993, Revised 29 April 1993, Accepted 30 April 1993)
- Ribosomal RNA;
- Pyrococcus furiosus
Abstract We have studied the single rRNA gene cluster from the Archaeon, Pyrococcus furiosus. This isolate grows optimally at 100°C and is thus a hyperthermophile. In P. furiosus, transcription of 16S rRNA is subject to regulation over a 7.5-fold range in response to a 20-fold increase in growth rate. The single cluster encoding the 16S and 23S rRNA genes of P. furiosus was cloned and the 1.9 kb region upstream of the 16S rRNA gene was sequenced.