In article 30c3689c at d4.niaid.pc.niaid.nih.gov, Graham_Clark at d4.niaid.pc.niaid.nih.gov (Graham Clark) writes:
>Also please remember that many organisms do NOT have 1000s of ribosomal
>genes. I think Plasmodium holds the record in eukaryotes with an
>estimate of 4-8, some bacteria have only one, and the fungus fly Sciara
>has only ca. 45, etc.....
See Kibe, MoiYoi, Nene, Khan, Allsopp, Collins, Morzaria, Gobright & Bishop (1994)
Evidence for two single copy units in Theileria parva ribosomal RNA genes.
Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 66:249-259.
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