In vitro, archaeal SRP54 binds SRP RNA in the absence of SRP19, suggesting the latter to be expendable in Archaea. Accordingly, the Haloferax volcanii SRP19 gene was deleted. Although normally transcribed at a level comparable to that of the essential SRP54 gene, SRP19 deletion had no effect on cell growth, membrane protein insertion, protein secretion, or ribosome levels. The absence of SRP19 did, however, increase membrane bacterioruberin levels.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Bacteriology|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology