Drosophila melanogaster mitochondrial DNA, a novel organization and genetic code.

  title={Drosophila melanogaster mitochondrial DNA, a novel organization and genetic code.},
  author={M H de Bruijn},
  volume={304 5923},
The sequence of a 4,869 base-pair fragment of Drosophila melanogaster mitochondrial DNA is presented. It contains genes for cytochrome oxidase subunits I, II and III, ATPase subunit 6 and six tRNAs together with two unassigned reading frames. The gene organization differs from that of mammalian mitochondrial DNAs. Evidence is provided for a genetic code in which AGA codes for serine and the quadruplet ATAA is used in initiation of translation. 


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