Characterization of two types of yeast ribosomal DNA genes.
The intragenic organization of ribosomal DNA from a diploid strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae was analyzed by using recombinant DNA molecules constructed in vitro. Restriction analysis of the yeast ribosomal DNA with the EcoRI restriction enzyme indicated that eight restriction fragments were present in the ribosomal DNA of this strain: X' (1.87 X 10(6) daltons), A (1.77 X 10(6) daltons), B (1.48 X 10(6) daltons), C (1.22 X 10(6) daltons), D (0.39 X 10(6) daltons), E (0.36 X 10(6) daltons), F (0.22 X 10(6) daltons), and G (0.17 X 10(6) daltons). These fragments were distributed between two different types of ribosomal DNA genes, which had the restriction maps: (formula: see text) in which the underlined region shows the repeating unit. The diploid yeast strain contained approximately equal amounts of each of these two types of genes. The analysis of the recombinant DNA molecules also indicated that the yeast ribosomal genes are homogeneous and extensively clustered.
Petes, TD; Hereford, LM; Skryabin, KG
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