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In contrast to mRNAs, rRNAs are transcribed by RNA polymerase I or III and are not believed to be polyadenylated. Here we show that in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, at least a small fraction of rRNAs do have a poly(A) tail. The levels of polyadenylated rRNAs are dramatically increased in strains lacking the degradation function of Rrp6p, a component of the(More)
We previously demonstrated an increased degradation of mRNAs in mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae having blocks in nuclear export. The degradation activity, designated DRN (degradation of mRNA in the nucleus), requires Cbc1p, a nuclear cap-binding protein, and Rrp6p, a nuclear exosome component. Microarray procedures were used to determine the half-lives(More)
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