A Comparative Analysis of Structural Dynamics in 5S rRNA

  • Martin Digweed
  • Tomas Pieler
  • Volker A. Erdmann
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 110)


A natural consequence of the discovery that several bacterial 5S rRNAs could be incorporated into active Bacillus stearothermophilus 50S subunits (Wrede and Erdmann, 1973) was the search for a common secondary structure for all bacterial 5S rRNAs. Fox and Woese (1975) were the first to suggest a base-pairing scheme based on sequence comparison. This secondary structure has, in the meantime, been confirmed by a spectrum of physical and biochemical investigations: proof enough of the strength of the sequence comparison approach.


Single Stranded Region Sodium Bisulphite Tertiary Interaction rRNA Species Common Secondary Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Digweed
    • 1
  • Tomas Pieler
    • 1
  • Volker A. Erdmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für BiochemieFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 33Germany

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