Rhapidosomes: Absence of a Highly 2'-O-Methylated RNA Component

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Science  26 Dec 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3913, pp. 1646-1647
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3913.1646


Rhapidosomes of Saprospira grandis do not contain RNA that is highly methylated at the 2'-oxygen of the sugar residues. Neither is such an RNA associated with the particles as a contaminant. A cursory examination of the rhapidosomes of two other marine organisms gave similar results.

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