Evolutionary conservation of the transcribed spacer sequences of the rDNA repeat unit in three species of the genus Aspergillus.

P. Borsuk, M. Gniadkowski, R. Kucharski, M. Bisko, M. Kanabus, P. P. Stepień, E. Bartnik

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Abstract

We have cloned and sequenced the two intervening transcribed spacers in the rDNA repeat unit of three Aspergillus species--A. nidulans, A. awamori and A. wentii. The A. wentii and A. awamori spacers are almost identical and share a high degree of homology with the A. nidulans spacers. All spacers have a high G-C content (66%-76%) and the potential of forming complex secondary structures, which may indicate that they play a role in the maturation of pre-rRNA molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalActa Biochimica Polonica
Volume41
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

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    Borsuk, P., Gniadkowski, M., Kucharski, R., Bisko, M., Kanabus, M., Stepień, P. P., & Bartnik, E. (1994). Evolutionary conservation of the transcribed spacer sequences of the rDNA repeat unit in three species of the genus Aspergillus. Acta Biochimica Polonica, 41(1), 73-77.