Universally conserved translation initiation factors.

  title={Universally conserved translation initiation factors.},
  author={Nikos C Kyrpides and Carl R. Woese},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={95 1},
The process by which translation is initiated has long been considered similar in Bacteria and Eukarya but accomplished by a different unrelated set of factors in the two cases. This not only implies separate evolutionary histories for the two but also implies that at the universal ancestor stage, a translation initiation mechanism either did not exist or was of a different nature than the extant processes. We demonstrate herein that (i) the "analogous" translation initiation factors IF-1 and… CONTINUE READING
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