Christine Ritlop

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Group II introns are mobile genetic elements that self-splice from pre-mRNA transcripts. Some fragmented group II introns found in chloroplastic and mitochondrial genomes are able to assemble and splice in trans. The Ll.LtrB group II intron from the Gram-positive bacterium Lactococcus lactis was shown to splice in trans when fragmented at various locations(More)
BACKGROUND Group II introns are RNA enzymes that splice themselves from pre-mRNA transcripts. Most bacterial group II introns harbour an open reading frame (ORF), coding for a protein with reverse transcriptase, maturase and occasionally DNA binding and endonuclease activities. Some ORF-containing group II introns were shown to be mobile retroelements that(More)
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