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Summary A detailed map of the 32 kb mitochondrial genome of Aspergillus nidulans has been obtained by locating the cleavage sites for restriction endonucleases Pst I, Bam H I, Hha I, Pvu II, Hpa II and Hae III relative to the previously determined sites for Eco R I, Hind II and Hind III. The genes for the small and large ribosomal subunit RNAs were mapped by gel transfer hybridization of in vitro labelled rRNA to restriction fragments of mitochondrial DNA and its cloned Eco R I fragment E3, and by electron microscopy of RNA/DNA hybrids. The gene for the large rRNA (2.9 kb) is interrupted by a 1.8 kb insert, and the main segment of this gene (2.4 kb) is separated from the small rRNA gene (1.4 kb) by a spacer sequence of 2.8 kb length. This rRNA gene organization is very similar to that of the two-times larger mitochondrial genome of Neurospora crassa, except that in A. nidulans the spacer and intervening sequences are considerably shorter.
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