F factor promotes turnover of stable RNA in escherichia coli

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Science  24 Jan 1975:
Vol. 187, Issue 4173, pp. 257-258
DOI: 10.1126/science.1089310


Male bacteria that contain and srnA- mutant allele degrade their "stable" RNA massively after RNA synthesis is blocked at 42 degrees C; a normal F- female strain shows no such RNA breakdown unless both the srnA- allele and maleness (F factor) are introduced.