Transcription activity of a DNA-protein complex isolated from spinach plastids.


A DNA . protein complex of about 150 S is isolated from purified spinach chloroplasts by Sepharose 4B gel filtration. A DNA-dependent RNA polymerase activity is found associated with the complex. This DNA protein complex is able to initiate RNA chains in vitro. The RNA synthesis is more dependent on CTP than other nucleoside triphosphates. 50% of the… (More)