Section 40
Chapter 39,594

Cluster of genes in Escherichia coli for ribosomal proteins, ribosomal RNA, and RNA polymerase subunits

Lindahl, L.; Jaskunas, S.R.; Dennis, P.P.; Nomura, M.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 72(7): 2743-2747


ISSN/ISBN: 0027-8424
PMID: 1101264
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.72.7.2743
Accession: 039593624

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The transducing phage lambdarifd18 isolated by Kirschbaum and Konrad [(1973 J. Bacteriol. 116, 517-526] was found to carry structural genes for several 50S ribosomal proteins and 16S and 23S rRNA. It has previously been demonstrated [Kirschbaum & Scaife (1974) Mol. Gen. Genet. 132, 193-201] that this phage carries genes for the DNA-dependent RNA polymerase (nucleosidetriphosphate:RNA nucleotidyltransferase; EC subunits beta and beta'. Thus, the region of the E. coli chromosome carried by lambdarifd18 contains a cluster of genes essential for transcription and translation.

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