Journal Article

Identity Elements of Archaeal tRNA

Bibekanand Mallick, Jayprokas Chakrabarti, Satyabrata Sahoo, Zhumur Ghosh and Smarajit Das

in DNA Research

Published on behalf of Kazusa DNA Research Institute

Volume 12, issue 4, pages 235-246
Published in print January 2005 | ISSN: 1340-2838
Published online January 2005 | e-ISSN: 1756-1663 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/dnares/dsi008

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Features unique to a transfer-RNA are recognized by the corresponding tRNA-synthetase. Keeping this in view we isolate the discriminating features of all archaeal tRNA. These are our identity elements. Further, we investigate tRNA-characteristics that delineate the different orders of Archaea.

Keywords: Archaea; identity elements; AARS; tRNA secondary structure; tRNA tertiary structure; canonical introns; non-canonical introns; bulge–helix–bulge (BHB motif)

Journal Article.  4998 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics

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