Transcription of telomere repeats in protozoa.

@article{Rudenko1989TranscriptionOT,
  title={Transcription of telomere repeats in protozoa.},
  author={Gloria Rudenko and Lex H.T. Van der Ploeg},
  journal={The EMBO journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={
          2633-8
        }
}
The telomerically located variant cell surface glycoprotein (VSG) gene expression sites of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei are transcribed by an unusual alpha-amanitin resistant RNA polymerase. We show that the telomere GGGTTA repeats located at the chromosome ends of T. brucei and the related protozoan T. equiperdum are also transcribed by alpha-amanitin resistant RNA polymerases. This transcription predominantly proceeds unidirectionally towards the end of the chromosome, in both… CONTINUE READING

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