non-chromosomal DNA

Elizabeth Harris chlamy at
Tue May 11 10:02:01 EST 1993

In article <ahouse-110593093610 at>,
ahouse at (Jeremy John Ahouse) wrote:
> Aside from chloroplast and mitochondrial DNA has anyone heard of other
> extra-nuclear (or extra-chromosomal) DNA in eukaryotes?

There is a controversy over whether there is basal body DNA in

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Goodenough, U.W. (1989).  Basal body chromosomes? Cell 59, 1-3.

Hyams, J.S. (1989).  Firm base for basal body DNA.  Nature 341, 485-486.

Kuroiwa, T., T. Yorihuzi, N. Yabe, T. Ohta, and H. Uchida (1990).  Absence
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Johnson, K.A., and Rosenbaum, J.L. (1990).  The basal bodies of
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Elizabeth Harris
chlamy at

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