Experimental and computational analysis of transcriptional start sites in the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus MED4.

@article{Vogel2003ExperimentalAC,
  title={Experimental and computational analysis of transcriptional start sites in the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus MED4.},
  author={J{\"o}rg Vogel and Ilka M. Axmann and Hanspeter Herzel and Wolfgang R. Hess},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={2890-9}
}
In contrast to certain model eubacteria, little is known as to where transcription is initiated in the genomes of cyanobacteria, which are largely distinct from other prokaryotes. In this work, 25 transcription start sites (TSS) of 21 different genes of Prochlorococcus sp. MED4 were determined experimentally. The data suggest more than one TSS for the genes ftsZ, petH, psbD and ntcA. In contrast, the rbcL-rbcS operon encoding ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase lacks a detectable… CONTINUE READING