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DNA in prepared chromosomes from the larval salivary glands of Drosophila melanogaster was hybridized with [125I]-labeled 5S and tRNA from the same organism. Autoradiography revealed that radioactivity was frequently bound to all regions of the slides, masking labeling of the chromosomes. Acetylation of the preparations before hybridization prevented the(More)
Aging and disease processes may be due to deleterious and irreversible changes produced by free radical reactions. The enzyme copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (Cu-Zn SOD; superoxide:superoxide oxidoreductase, EC performs a protective function by scavenging superoxide radicals. The Cu-Zn SOD gene (Sod) cloned from Drosophila melanogaster was(More)
Transfer RNA fractions from Saccharomyces lactis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae have been tested for cytokinin activity in the tobacco bioassay. Cysteine tRNA has been identified as a cytokinin-containing tRNA species in S. cerevisiae. Acid hydrolysates of S. lactis tRNA fractions (containing arginine tryptophan, and valine acceptor activities) and S.(More)
Crude tRNA from adult Drosophila melanogaster was fractionated on bensoylated-diethylaminoethyl cellulose columns. The eluate was assayed for both amino acid acceptance and cytokinin activity. Most of the cytokinin activity was associated with a peak of serine acceptance. The five major serine tRNAs were purified by chromatography on(More)
Highly purified tRNAs from Drosophila melanogaster were iodinated with 125I and hybridized to squashes of polytene chromosomes of Drosophila salivary glands followed by autoradiography to localize binding sites. Most tRNAs hybridize strongly to more than one site and weakly to one or more additional sites. The major sites for various tRNAs are the(More)