Studies on microbial RNases began in 1924 when Nocucxi found nucleic acid degrading enzymes in Takadiastase, a commercially prepared digest from Aspergillus oryzae. In 1935 Otani reported the presence of enzymes degrading yeast RNA in fungi (Aspergillus sp etc.).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fujio Egami
    • 1
  • Keiko Nakamura
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Faculty of ScienceThe University of TokyoHongo, TokyoJapan

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