Primary sequence of mitochondrial tRNA(Arg) of a nematode Ascaris suum: Occurrence of unmodified adenosine at the first position of the anticodon

Yoh Ich Watanabe, Hiromichi Tsurui, Takuya Ueda, Rieko Furusihima-Shimogawara, Shinzaburo Takamiya, Kiyoshi Kita, Kazuya Nishikawa, Kimitsuna Watanabe

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Mitochondrial tRNA(Arg) from a nematode, Ascaris suum, was purified and sequenced at the RNA level. An unmodified adenosine was found to exist at the anticodon first position, suggesting that, contrary to the conventional wobble rule, the anticodon ACG of the tRNA can translate all the CGN codons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Gene Structure and Expression
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Feb 7
Externally publishedYes



  • Ascaris suum
  • mitochondrion
  • translation
  • tRNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics

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