The spliceosomal snRNAs of Caenorhabditis elegans.

  title={The spliceosomal snRNAs of Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={Jermaine D O Thomas and Kristi Lea and Erin Zucker-Aprison and Thomas Blumenthal},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  volume={18 9},
Nematodes are the only group of organisms in which both cis- and trans-splicing of nuclear mRNAs are known to occur. Most Caenorhabditis elegans introns are exceptionally short, often only 50 bases long. The consensus donor and acceptor splice site sequences found in other animals are used for both cis- and trans-splicing. In order to identify the machinery required for these splicing events, we have characterized the C. elegans snRNAs. They are similar in sequence and structure to those… CONTINUE READING


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