Tandemly arranged variant 5S ribosomal RNA genes in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Journal Article

Most of the ribosomal RNA genes of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae are about 9 kilobases (kb) in size and encode both the 35S rRNA (processed to produce the 25S, 18S, and 5.8S species) and 5S rRNA. These genes are arranged in a single tandem array of 100 repeats. Below, we present evidence that at the centromere-distal end of this array is a tandem arrangement of a different type of rRNA gene. Each of these repeats is 3.6 kb in length and encodes a single 5S rRNA. The coding sequence of this gene is different from that of the "normal" 5S gene in three positions located at the 3' end of the gene.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McMahon, ME; Stamenkovich, D; Petes, TD

Published Date

  • November 12, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 21

Start / End Page

  • 8001 - 8016

PubMed ID

  • 6095183

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6095183

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0305-1048

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/nar/12.21.8001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England