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5' ends and translation summary

Hoffmacs Hoffmacs at HERMES.BC.EDU
Tue Nov 22 14:44:22 EST 1994

Last week I posted a question with regard to how short a 5' untranslated
leader may be.  As David Jansma posted, the TRM1 gene has no leader at all. 
Other responses directly to me are summarized below:

bacteriophage lambda repressor- no leader
chloroplastic mRNA's- very short leaders

S. cerevisiae genes
PET54- one nucleotide
TRM1- 2 nucleotides (for the larger form of the protein)

Thanks to all who responded.
Charlie Hoffman
"I'd rather be fission."

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