Number of tRNA genes

Range Human 506: C. elegans 605: mouse 430: A. thaliana 630 genes
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Zhang G, Lukoszek R, Mueller-Roeber B, Ignatova Z. Different sequence signatures in the upstream regions of plant and animal tRNA genes shape distinct modes of regulation. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Apr39(8):3331-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1257. p.3331 right columnPubMed ID21138970
Primary Source Chan,P.P. and Lowe,T.M. (2009) GtRNAdb: a database of transfer RNA genes detected in genomic sequence. Nucleic Acids Res., 37, D93–D97. AND Lowe,T.M. and Eddy,S.R. (1997) tRNAscan-SE: a program for improved detection of transfer RNA genes in genomic sequence. Nucleic Acids Res., 25, 955–964.PubMed ID18984615, 9023104
Comments "According to the recent version of the genomic tRNA database (November 2010) (primary sources), 506 tRNAs genes in human, 605 in Caenorhabditis elegans, 430 in mouse and 630 in Arabidopsis thaliana decode the standard 20 amino acids."
Entered by Uri M
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