Unique antibiotic sensitivity of an in vitro polypeptide synthesis system from the archaebacterium Thermoplasma acidophilum. Phylogenetic implications


The susceptibility of Thermoplasma acidophilum (an extremely acidophilic, moderately thermophilic, wall-less sulphur-oxidizing archaebacterium) to 50 ribosome-specific inhibitors of polypeptide elongation was surveyed using efficient poly(U)-and poly(UG)-directed cell-free systems and comparable reference systems derived from eubacterial (Bacillus… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00331605


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