Poly-A tails on non-nuclear mRNAs

Bruce Roe broe at aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu
Wed Nov 20 13:20:00 EST 1991


In article <robison.690576493 at ribo>, robison at ribo.harvard.edu (Keith Robison) writes...
>This question has come up twice in the past week:
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>	Is mRNA polyadenylation absolutely restricted to genes expressed
>in the eukaryotic nucleus (including viral genes)?  Does anyone know of
>examples of polyadenylated mRNAs in bacteria, archaea, or organelles?
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>Keith Robison   G1
>Harvard University
>Program in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
> 
>robison at nucleus.harvard.edu

Mammalina mitochondrial DNA is poly-adenylated.  See:

Anderson, et al. Nature 290, 457-465 (1981)
Ojala, et al. Nature 290, 470-474 (1981) 
Montoya, et al. Nature 290, 465-470 (1981)

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