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Title:Characterization of Transcriptional Components in Methanocaldococcus Jannaschii: An Integrative Study of Archaeal Basal Transcription Factors and Putative Cis Elements
Author(s):Jiang, Ying
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Gary Olsen
Department / Program:Cell and Developmental Biology
Discipline:Cell and Developmental Biology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Molecular
Abstract:To acquire further information related to basal and regulatory transcription, we used phylogenetic footprinting to investigate the putative cis elements in M. jannaschii. Regions upstream of orthologous genes from four related methanococcal genomes were collected and analyzed for conserved motifs. This method was applied to identify putative rRNA promoter, and revealed novel elements potentially involved in rRNA gene transcription. Additionally, we uncovered conserved features upstream of ribosomal protein genes, some of which carrying transcription-/translation-regulatory functions.
Issue Date:2008
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:96 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86317
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3337812
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2008


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