Conserved and variable domains within divergent rnase P RNA gene sequences of Prochlorococcus strains.

@article{Schn2002ConservedAV,
  title={Conserved and variable domains within divergent rnase P RNA gene sequences of Prochlorococcus strains.},
  author={Astrid Sch{\"o}n and Christiane Fingerhut and Wolfgang R. Hess},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 Pt 4},
  pages={1383-9}
}
RNase P RNA gene (rnpB) sequences were PCR-amplified from different members of the Prochlorococcus group. Aligned nucleotide sequences revealed a variance of up to 27% for rnpB. Comparative secondary structure analysis showed that domains P12, P18 and P19 of these novel ribozyme sequences in particular are highly divergent. Thus, these regions in RNase P RNA might serve as potential targets for deoxyoligonucleotide primers for the identification of specific genotypes of Prochlorococcus and for… CONTINUE READING