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Nucleotide sequence, secondary structure and evolution of the 5S ribosomal RNA from five bacterial species.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of biochemistry / FEBS
Publication Date
Volume
149
Issue
3
Pages
537–542
Identifiers
PMID: 2408888
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The nucleotide sequences of the 5S ribosomal RNAs of the bacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Alcaligenes faecalis, Pseudomonas cepacia, Aquaspirillum serpens and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus have been determined. The sequences fit in a generally accepted model for 5S RNA secondary structure. However, a closer comparative examination of these and other bacterial 5S RNA primary structures reveals the potential of additional base pairing and of multiple equilibria between a set of slightly different alternative secondary structures in one area of the molecule. The phylogenetic position of the examined bacteria is derived from a 5S RNA sequence alignment by a clustering method and compared with the position derived on the basis of 16S ribosomal RNA oligonucleotide catalogs.

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