An aberrant plastid ribosomal RNA gene cluster in the root parasite Conopholis americana

Abstract

The plastid ribisomal RNA (rRNA) operon of the achlorophyllous root parasite Conopholis americana was completely sequenced. Full-length rRNA genes are retained in the gene cluster, but significant divergence has occurred in the 16S, 23S and 5S genes. Both the 16S–23S intergenic spacer and the 4.5S–5S intergenic spacer have suffered substantial deletions… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00034955

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