Mitochondrial tRNA import in Toxoplasma gondii.

  title={Mitochondrial tRNA import in Toxoplasma gondii.},
  author={Anne Crausaz Esseiva and Arunasalam Naguleswaran and Andrew Hemphill and Andr{\'e} Schneider},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  volume={279 41},
Apicomplexan parasites have the smallest known mitochondrial genome. It consists of a repeated element of approximately 6-7 kb in length and encodes three mitochondrial proteins, a number of rRNA fragments, but no tRNAs. It has therefore been postulated that in apicomplexans all tRNAs required for mitochondrial translation are imported from the cytosol. To… CONTINUE READING