[The Convergent Evolution of the Secondary Structure of Mitochondrial Cysteine tRNA in the Nine-banded Armadillo Dasypus Novemcinctus]

Title[The Convergent Evolution of the Secondary Structure of Mitochondrial Cysteine tRNA in the Nine-banded Armadillo Dasypus Novemcinctus]
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsKondrashov FA
JournalBiofizika
Volume50
Pagination396-403
Abstract

The case of the convergent loss of the D-hairpin in mitochondrial cysteine tRNA of the nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus is described. This evolutionary event sheds light on the molecular structure-function relationship and on the effect of this relationship on the processes of evolution of biopolymers and macromolecules.