Location of the genes for 5S ribosomal RNA in Xenopus laevis

In situ hybridization of 5S RNA and cRNA transcribed in vitro from Xenopus laevis 5S DNA shows that 5S DNA is localized at or near the telomere region of the long arm of many, if not all, of the X. laevis chromosomes. No 5S DNA is detected near the nucleolus organizer in the normal X. laevis chromosome complement, but in a X. laevis kidney cell line, 5S DNA… CONTINUE READING