The abundance of sterile transcripts in Giardia lamblia.

  title={The abundance of sterile transcripts in Giardia lamblia.},
  author={Heidi G. Elmendorf and Steven M. Singer and Theodore E. Nash},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  volume={29 22},
The protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia synthesizes a diverse and surprisingly abundant array of sterile transcripts unable to code for proteins. Random sampling of cDNAs from two evolutionarily divergent Giardia strains indicates that approximately 20% of cDNAs in the libraries represent polyadenylated sterile transcripts. RNase protection analysis and northern blot hybridization of three sterile transcript loci demonstrated that both the sterile transcript and a complementary mRNA were made in… 

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