Use of a synthetic DNA oligonucleotide to probe the precision of RNA splicing in a yeast mitochondrial petite mutant.


In some strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae the mitochondrial gene coding for 21S rRNA is interrupted by an intron of 1143 bp. This intron contains a reading frame for 235 amino acids: Unassigned Reading Frame (URF). In order to check whether expression of this URF is required for proper splicing of precursors to 21S rRNA, the precision of RNA splicing was… (More)