Nucleotide Sequence of Dictyostelium discoideum 5.8S Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid: Evolutionary and Secondary Structural Implications

Gary J Olsen, Mitchell L. Sogin

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Abstract

We have determined the nucleotide sequence of the Dictyostelium discoideum 5.8S ribosomal RNA (rRNA). The sequence has relatively low homology with other 5.8S rRNAs and is further distinguished by its lack of modified nucleotides. The homology data indicate that D. discoideum diverged from the mainstream of eukaryotic descent at the earliest branch yet characterized by molecular phylogeny. Taking advantage of the considerable divergence of the D.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2335-2343
Number of pages9
JournalBiochemistry
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry

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