Number of nucleotides in Shine-Dalgarno consensus sequence

Value 6 nucleotides
Organism prokaryote
Reference Shine J, Dalgarno L. Determinant of cistron specificity in bacterial ribosomes. Nature. 1975 Mar 6 254(5495):34-8.PubMed ID803646
Method A procedure for the stepwise removal of seven to eight nucleotides from the 3' terminus was applied to 16S RNA isolated from bacteria
Comments The Shine-Dalgarno sequence (or Shine-Dalgarno box) is a ribosomal binding site generally located 6-7 nucleotides upstream of the start codon AUG. The six-base consensus sequence is AGGAGG. See BNID 103092
Entered by Uri M
ID 103091