Compilation of mRNA sequences surrounding the AUG translation initiation codon in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 1998 Dec;62(12):2457-9. doi: 10.1271/bbb.62.2457.

Abstract

Sequences of 118 mRNAs of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in the GenBank data base were compiled to examine the consensus sequence surrounding the AUG translation initiation codon. The consensus sequence for C. reinhardtii was found to be gc(A/C)A(A/C)(A/C) AUGGC. The AUG context of chloroplast proteins (nuclear coded) and non-chloroplast proteins were compared by a separate compilation, and some distinctive features in AUG context of chloroplast proteins were found.

MeSH terms

  • Algal Proteins / chemistry
  • Algal Proteins / genetics
  • Animals
  • Chlamydomonas reinhardtii / chemistry
  • Chlamydomonas reinhardtii / genetics*
  • Chloroplasts / chemistry
  • Chloroplasts / genetics
  • Codon, Initiator / chemistry
  • Codon, Initiator / genetics*
  • Consensus Sequence
  • Databases, Factual
  • Protein Biosynthesis
  • RNA, Messenger / chemistry
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics*
  • RNA, Protozoan / chemistry
  • RNA, Protozoan / genetics

Substances

  • Algal Proteins
  • Codon, Initiator
  • RNA, Messenger
  • RNA, Protozoan