RNAi: Prokaryotes Get in on the Act

@article{Oost2009RNAiPG,
  title={RNAi: Prokaryotes Get in on the Act},
  author={J. Oost and Stan J J Brouns},
  journal={Cell},
  year={2009},
  volume={139},
  pages={863-865}
}
  • J. Oost, Stan J J Brouns
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cell
  • The small CRISPR-derived RNAs of bacteria and archaea provide adaptive immunity by targeting the DNA of invading viruses and plasmids. Hale et al. (2009) now report on a new variant CRISPR/Cas complex in the archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus that uses guide RNAs to specifically target and cleave RNA not DNA. 

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