Suppression of a mitochondrial point mutation in a tRNA gene can cast light on the mechanisms of 3′ end-processing

We used a genetic approach to study the nuclear factors involved in the biogenesis of mitochondrial tRNAs. A point mutation in the mitochondrial tRNAAsp gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae had previously been shown to result in a temperature-sensitive respiratory-deficient phenotype as a result of the absence of 3′ end-processing of the tRNAAsp. Analysis of… CONTINUE READING