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Dr. Nick
Apr3-05, 04:42 AM
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Quote Quote by iansmith
As far as I know, the mitochondiral polycistronic mRNA is often process into mRNA that encode only one protein. So mitochondrial polycistronic mRNA is not often process as one unit.

Mitochondria polycistronic could be translated by ribosome using a similar mechanism (only need a RBS) that the one found in bacteria since the rRNA is quite similiar. I have not found any information regarding this mechanism.
Oh, so it goes like that, that makes sense.
But how is mRNA processed into smaller fragments, restriction enzyme, maybe some kind of splice mechanism, or something else ?