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Template activity of plasmid-like DNA of maize mitochondria with respect to DNA synthesis
- Siberian Institute of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
132, Lermontova Str., Irkutsk, Russian Federation, 664033
The DNA synthesis has been studied in isolated maize mitochondria. Both high-molecular and plasmid-like mitochondrial DNA were shown to possess the template activity with respect to DNA synthesis in organello Linear (S1, S2, 2.3 and 2.1 kb) and circular (1.9 kb) plDNA exhibit higher activity as genetic templates than the mitochondrial chromosome. The circular plDNA of 1.9 kb have the greater replicative activity.
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