|Appears in Collections:||Aquaculture Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Dissemination of 6S RNA among bacteria|
Hartmann, Roland K
regulation of transcription
|Citation:||Wehner S, Damm K, Hartmann RK & Marz M (2014) Dissemination of 6S RNA among bacteria, RNA Biology, 11 (11), pp. 1467-1478.|
|Abstract:||6S RNA is a highly abundant small non-coding RNA widely spread among diverse bacterial groups. By competing with DNA promoters for binding to RNA polymerase (RNAP), the RNA regulates transcription on a global scale. RNAP produces small product RNAs derived from 6S RNA as template, which rearranges the 6S RNA structure leading to dissociation of 6S RNA:RNAP complexes. Although 6S RNA has been experimentally analysed in detail for some species, such asEscherichia coliandBacillus subtilis, and was computationally predicted in many diverse bacteria, a complete and up-to-date overview of the distribution among all bacteria is missing. In this study we searched with new methods for 6S RNA genes in all currently available bacterial genomes. We ended up with a set of 1,750 6S RNA genes, of which 1,367 are novel and bona fide, distributed among 1,610 bacteria, and had a few tentative candidates among the remaining 510 assembled bacterial genomes accessible. We were able to confirm two tentative candidates by Northern blot analysis. We extended 6S RNA genes of theFlavobacteriiasignificantly in length compared to the presentRfamentry. We describe multiple homologs of 6S RNAs (including split 6S RNA genes) and performed a detailed synteny analysis.|
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