The 3' untranslated region of messages in the rumen protozoan Entodinium caudatum

N R McEwan, S C Eschenlauer, R E Calza, R J Wallace, C J Newbold

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The 3' untranslated regions of a number of cDNAs from the rumen protozoal species Entodinium caudatum were studied with a view to characterising their preference for stop codons, general length, nucleotide composition and polyadenylation signals. Unlike a number of ciliates, Entodinium caudatum uses UAA as a stop codon, rather than as a codon for glutamine. In addition, the 3' untranslated region of the message is generally less than 100 nucleotides in length, extremely A+T rich, and does not appear to utilise any of the conventional polyadenylation signals described in other organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-46
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPrint publication - Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • 3' Untranslated Regions
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Ciliophora/genetics
  • Ciliophora Infections/parasitology
  • Codon, Terminator
  • DNA, Protozoan
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Poly A
  • RNA, Protozoan
  • Rumen/parasitology
  • Sheep/parasitology
  • Sheep Diseases/parasitology


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