Mutational study of the rRNA in yeast mitochondria: functional importance of T1696 in the large rRNA gene.

Four intragenic suppressors of a mitochondrial mutation in the 21S rRNA gene have been characterized in S. cerevisiae. The determination of the nature of the nucleotide changes in the suppressor strains showed that a T at position 1696 in the large rRNA gene is essential for correct function of the mitoribosome. The importance of this specific nucleotide… CONTINUE READING