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Short Communications
The detection of the fragments homologous to eucaryotic actin gene in DNAs of mobile mycoplasmas
1Chernova O. A., 1Merkulova N. A., 1Borchsenius S. N.
  1. Institute of Cytology, Academy of Sciences of the USSR
    Leningrad, USSR


The fragments homologous to actin gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae have been revealed in DNAs of mobile mycoplasmas (procaryotic organisms): Mycoptasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Spiroplastna citri. The fragments homologous to actin gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae have not been revealed in DNAs of immobile mycoplasmas. The presence of such fragments in DNAs of mycoplasmas can be consequence of common origin of actin-like molecules in cells of different organisms or "horizontal transfer" of actin gene (from host cell to mycoplasma cell).


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