Molecular evolution of disrupted transfer RNA genes and their introns in Archaea

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Abstract

Transfer RNA (tRNA) is one of the classical non-coding RNAs and is essential for decoding the genomic sequence into proteins. The disrupted tRNA genes in the genomes of the Archaea have been studied in recent years and three unique examples have been found: multiple-intron-containing tRNAs, split tRNAs, and permuted tRNAs. During this research, it was noted that frequent intron transpositions might have occurred among the tRNA genes in the Archaea. Because these tRNAs are encoded as precursor forms (pre-tRNAs) in the genome, they must be processed to yield mature functional tRNAs. Here, the co-evolutionary history of the tRNA gene architecture and the tRNA splicing enzymes in the domain Archaea are proposed. In this review, I discuss a possible evolutionary scenario for the disrupted tRNAs and their introns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages181-193
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783642382123, 9783642382116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

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transfer RNA
Molecular Evolution
Archaea
Transfer RNA
Introns
introns
Genes
genes
RNA splicing
genome
transposition (genetics)
amino acid sequences
genomics
Genome
history
RNA Splicing
Untranslated RNA
enzymes
RNA Precursors
History

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Kanai, A. (2013). Molecular evolution of disrupted transfer RNA genes and their introns in Archaea. In Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms (pp. 181-193). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38212-3_12

Molecular evolution of disrupted transfer RNA genes and their introns in Archaea. / Kanai, Akio.

Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. p. 181-193.

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Kanai, A 2013, Molecular evolution of disrupted transfer RNA genes and their introns in Archaea. in Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 181-193. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38212-3_12
Kanai A. Molecular evolution of disrupted transfer RNA genes and their introns in Archaea. In Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2013. p. 181-193 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38212-3_12
Kanai, Akio. / Molecular evolution of disrupted transfer RNA genes and their introns in Archaea. Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. pp. 181-193
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