Some Interesting Features of a Halobacterial Gene and its mRNA

  • M. Şimşek
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


So far, little is known about the structure and transcription of genes in halobacteria. These bacteria are classified as “archaebacteria” by Woese and colleagues (Fox et al. 1980) and contain several features which are eukaryotic in nature. Thus, one wonders if the structural organization of halobaeterial genes and NAs are different from the bacterial counterparts in some respects. For example, it would be interesting to see if introns are present in halobaeterial genes. It would also be interesting to compare the structural features of promotors and the Shine-Dalgarno regions with the prokaryotic counterparts (Shine and Dalgarno 1974).


Halobacterium Halobium Halobacterial Gene Satellite Tobacco Necrosis Virus Bacteriorhodopsin Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Şimşek
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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