Bizarre tRNAs inferred from DNA sequences of mitochondrial genomes of nematode worms.

@article{Wolstenholme1987BizarreTI,
  title={Bizarre tRNAs inferred from DNA sequences of mitochondrial genomes of nematode worms.},
  author={David R. Wolstenholme and Jane L. Macfarlane and Ron Okimoto and Douglas O. Clary and Jill A. Wahleithner},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1987},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={1324-8}
}
The complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) molecule of the parasitic nematode worm Ascaris suum has been determined. This molecule lacks genes for tRNAs of the standard form. Instead, 21 sequences are found that can be folded into structures that resemble tRNAs in which the T psi C arm and variable loop are missing and replaced with a single loop of between 4 and 12 nucleotides. Considerations of various properties of these sequences, including the number, predicted… CONTINUE READING