Synthesis of pre-rRNA and mRNA is directed to a chromatin-poor compartment in the macronucleus of the spirotrichous ciliate Stylonychia lemnae

Abstract

In contrast to the chromosomal genome organization common to most eukaryotes, DNA in the macronucleus of spirotrichous ciliates like Stylonychia lemnae is organized into small gene-sized nanochromosomes. We intended to elucidate whether a spatial organization of nucleoli similar to other eukaryotes can be found in absence of typical chromosomes. Whereas… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10577-006-1033-x

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