Messenger RNA decay and maturation in Bacillus subtilis.

  title={Messenger RNA decay and maturation in Bacillus subtilis.},
  author={David H. Bechhofer},
  journal={Progress in molecular biology and translational science},
Our understanding of the ribonucleases that act to process and turn over RNA in Bacillus subtilis, a model Gram-positive organism, has increased greatly in recent years. This chapter discusses characteristics of B. subtilis ribonucleases that have been shown to participate in messenger RNA maturation and decay. Distinct features of a recently discovered ribonuclease, RNase J1, are reviewed, and are put in the context of a mechanism for the mRNA decay process in B. subtilis that differs greatly… CONTINUE READING