% GC content and 16S phylogeny

Scott David Kathe kathes at RPI.EDU
Fri Aug 2 09:44:22 EST 1996


Is the % GC content of the genone from a eubacterial species reflected in the % GC content of that organisms 16S rRNA
gene or tRNA genes?  One person I've talked to says yes but can't produce a reference and another person says no but
can't produce a referentce either.  I would greatly appreciate it if someone could provide me with references either
way.  Thanks.

Sincerely,

Scott Kathe
Rensselaer POlytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12181



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