Confirmation of transcription termination site downstream from gene 31 of bacteriophage T4

A. A. Raudonikiene, R. H. Nivinskas

Institute of Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius

Abstract: Two open reading frames followed by a ρ-independent transcription terminator and, early promoter were established in a sequenced region downstream from gene 31 of T4 phage. The mRNA hairpin suggested by the terminator sequence has the structure (x)8CUUCGG(y)8, the loop sequence UUCG having been shown [10] to significantly stabilize RNA hairpins.

Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry 1990, 16 (8):1141-1144

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