rRNA and polytranscripts????

forrest forrest at csu.murdoch.edu.au
Fri Jan 21 00:02:37 EST 1994


We have recently been looking at a sequence from a cDNA clone and have 
discovered an 18srRNA gene plus a bit of unidentified sequence.

Question 1: I believe tRNAs (at least mitochondrial tRNAs) are sometimes 
tacked on the end of a gene and the whole lot is produced as a 
polytranscript and subsequently chopped up. Does this happen with rRNA 
molecules or are they too large?
 
Question 2: Can an rRNA be reverse transcribed?

Thank you for any answers.
	ALISTAIR FORREST



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