Characterization of trans-splicing in Euglenoids

  title={Characterization of trans-splicing in Euglenoids},
  author={Christian Frantz and Chantal Ebel and François Paulus and Patrice Imbault},
  journal={Current Genetics},
We have looked for trans-splicing of nuclear mRNAs in several Euglenoid species. In Cyclidiopsis acus, Phacus curvicauda, Rhabdomonas costata and Menoidium pellucidum we showed that several pre-mRNAs chosen at random are matured by a trans-splicing process: we identified SL-RNA genes whose 5′ ends (SLs for spliced leader-sequences) were transferred to the 5′ extremities of mRNAs. The SL-RNA genes are located on repeated DNA fragments which also encode 5S rRNA in P. curvicauda and C. acus. The… CONTINUE READING

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