The secondary structure of Nosema apis large subunit ribosomal RNA.

@article{Rijk1998TheSS,
  title={The secondary structure of Nosema apis large subunit ribosomal RNA.},
  author={Peter De Rijk and Heather S. Gatehouse and Rupert De Wachter},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1998},
  volume={1442 2-3},
  pages={326-8}
}
The microsporidia are a group of obligate intracellular eukaryotic parasites, that lack mitochondria. Their ribosomes show several prokaryote-like features. This paper presents the secondary structure of the large subunit ribosomal RNA (LSU rRNA) of the microsporidium Nosema apis. With its 2481 bases, it is the shortest known non-mitochondrial LSU rRNA. The seemingly prokaryote-like features of the molecule cannot be used as evidence for the ancient origin of the microsporidia. The reduction in… CONTINUE READING

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