Mitochondrial minicircles in the free-living bodonid Bodo saltans contain two gRNA gene cassettes and are not found in large networks.

@article{Blom2000MitochondrialMI,
  title={Mitochondrial minicircles in the free-living bodonid Bodo saltans contain two gRNA gene cassettes and are not found in large networks.},
  author={Dani{\"e}l Blom and Annett de Haan and Janny van den Burg and Marco A. van den Berg and P. Sloof and Milan Jirků and Julius Luke{\vs} and R. Benne},
  journal={RNA},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={121-35}
}
In trypanosomatids, the majority of the guide (g) RNAs that provide the information for U-insertion/deletion RNA editing are encoded by minicircles that are catenated into large networks. In contrast, in the distantly related cryptobiid Trypanoplasma borreli, gRNA genes appear to reside in large 180-kb noncatenated DNA circles. To shed light on the evolutionary history and function of the minicircle network, we have analyzed minicircle organization in the free-living bodonid Bodo saltans, which… CONTINUE READING