Number of base pairs in mitochondrial genome

Value 85779 bp
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Foury F, Roganti T, Lecrenier N, Purnelle B. The complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEBS Lett. 1998 Dec 4 440(3):325-31. abstract & p.325 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID9872396
Method "A library was constructed from sheared mtDNA fragments inserted in the EcoRV site of Bluescript SK vector and random DNA sequencing of 0.5–0.7 kb fragments was performed by automatic sequencing using Bigdye terminators."
Comments "The mtDNA sequence of strain FY1679, an isogenic derivative of S288C, is 85,779 bp in length and assembles into a circular contig (Fig. 1, right, Table 1 and Table 2)." p.325 left column bottom paragraph:"The yeast mitochondrial genome contains the genes for cytochrome c oxidase subunits I, II and III (cox1, cox2 and cox3), ATP synthase subunits 6, 8 and 9 (atp6, atp8 and atp9), apocytochrome b (cytb), a ribosomal protein (var1) and several intron-related open reading frames (ORFs) 9 and 10." I.e., The DNA molecule encodes 8 proteins (7 for oxidative phosphorylation and 1 ribosomal protein)
Entered by stirling
ID 105471