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Sequence of the 16S ribosomal RNA from Halobacterium volcanii, an archaebacteriumThe sequence of the 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) from the archaebacterium Halobacterium volcanii has been determined by DNA sequencing methods. The archaebacterial rRNA is similar to its eubacterial counterpart in secondary structure. Although it is closer in sequence to the eubacterial 16S rRNA than to the eukaryotic 16S-like rRNA, the H. volcanii sequence also shows certain points of specific similarity to its eukaryotic counterpart. Since the H. volcanii sequence is closer to both the eubacterial and the eukaryotic sequences than these two are to one another, it follows that the archaebacterial sequence resembles their common ancestral sequence more closely than does either of the other two versions.
Document ID
19830059696
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Gupta, R. (Illinois Univ. Urbana, IL, United States)
Lanter, J. M. (Illinois Univ. Urbana, IL, United States)
Woese, C. R. (Illinois, University Urbana, IL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
August 12, 1983
Publication Information
Publication: Science
Volume: 221
ISSN: 0036-8075
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-7044
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other