Number of rRNA genes

Value 13 Unitless
Organism Bacteria Vibrio natriegens
Reference Aiyar SE, Gaal T, Gourse RL. rRNA promoter activity in the fast-growing bacterium Vibrio natriegens. J Bacteriol. 2002 Mar184(5):1349-58 p.1352 left column 2nd paragraph & right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID11844764
Comments P.1352 left column 2nd paragraph: "V. natriegens contains about 13 rrn operons." P.1352 right column 2nd paragraph: "Some digests contained as many as 10 hybridizing bands of different sizes (e.g., Fig. 2, lanes 7 and 8). When multiple bands migrating to the same gel position were taken into account in these and other digests, the analysis suggested that there are at least 13 rRNA operons in V. natriegens. This should be considered a minimal estimate, since some restriction digests could have resulted in fragments that were too small to be resolved on the gel or retained on the nitrocellulose membrane."
Entered by Paul Jorgensen
ID 100484