Unusual organization of the rRNA genes in Rickettsia prowazekii.

@article{Andersson1995UnusualOO,
  title={Unusual organization of the rRNA genes in Rickettsia prowazekii.},
  author={Siv G. E. Andersson and Alireza Zomorodipour and Herbert H. Winkler and Charles G. Kurland},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1995},
  volume={177 14},
  pages={
          4171-5
        }
}
We describe here the organization of the rRNA genes in Rickettsia prowazekii. In this organism, the 23S and the 5S rRNA genes are tightly linked to each other, whereas the 16S rRNA gene is separated from this cluster. The 23S-5S unit is preceded by the methionyl-tRNAfMet formyltransferase gene. 
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