Half-lives of 90% of mRNAs

Range <5 min
Organism Bacteria Staphylococcus aureus
Reference Weber M, Buceta J. Noise regulation by quorum sensing in low mRNA copy number systems. BMC Syst Biol. 2011 Jan 20 5 :11. doi: 10.1186/1752-0509-5-11. p.7 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID21251314
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Comments p.7 right column 2nd paragraph:"In regards to the mRNA dynamics, α, the degradation rate, depends on the cell degradative machinery. To this respect, the half-lives of all mRNAs of Staphylococcus aureus have been recently measured during the mid-exponential phase. Most of the transcripts, 90%, have half-lifes shorter than 5 minutes [primary sources]."
Entered by Uri M
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