Growth-rate dependent RNA polyadenylation in Escherichia coli.

@article{Jasiecki2003GrowthrateDR,
  title={Growth-rate dependent RNA polyadenylation in Escherichia coli.},
  author={Jacek Jasiecki and Grzegorz Węgrzyn},
  journal={EMBO reports},
  year={2003},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={172-7}
}
RNA polyadenylation occurs not only in eukaryotes but also in bacteria. In prokaryotes, polyadenylated RNA molecules are usually degraded more efficiently than non-modified transcripts. Here we demonstrate that two transcripts, which were shown previously to be substrates for poly(A) polymerase I (PAP I), Escherichia coli lpp messenger RNA and bacteriophage lambda oop RNA, are polyadenylated more efficiently in slowly growing bacteria than in rapidly growing bacteria. Intracellular levels of… CONTINUE READING

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