Mitochondrial genome contains genes for

Range 3 rRNAs: 24 tRNAs: 42 proteins genes
Organism Physcomitrella patens
Reference Terasawa K et al., The mitochondrial genome of the moss Physcomitrella patens sheds new light on mitochondrial evolution in land plants. Mol Biol Evol. 2007 Mar24(3):699-709 DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msl198 abstractPubMed ID17175527
Method Abstract: "Here [investigators] report the complete nucleotide sequence (105,340 bp) of the circular-mapping mitochondrial DNA of the moss Physcomitrella patens."
Comments Abstract: "Available evidence suggests that the multipartite structure of the mitochondrial genome in flowering plants does not occur in Physcomitrella. It contains genes for 3 rRNAs (rnl, rns, and rrn5), 24 tRNAs, and 42 conserved mitochondrial proteins (14 ribosomal proteins, 4 ccm proteins, 9 nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dehydrogenase subunits, 5 ATPase subunits, 2 succinate dehydrogenase subunits, apocytochrome b, 3 cytochrome oxidase subunits, and 4 other proteins). [Investigators] estimate that 5 tRNA genes are missing that might be encoded by the nuclear genome."
Entered by Uri M
ID 113565