Pseudomon-Rho RNA motif

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Pseudomon-rho RNA
Consensus secondary structure of Pseudomon-Rho RNAs
Symbol Pseudomon-rho
Rfam RF01720
Other data
RNA type Cis-regulatory element
Domain(s) Pseudomonas

The Pseudomon-Rho RNA motif refers to a conserved RNA structure that was discovered using bioinformatics.[1] The RNAs that conform to this motif (see diagram) are found in species within the genus Pseudomonas, as well as the related Azotobacter vinelandii. They are consistently located in what could be the 5' untranslated regions of genes that encode the Rho factor protein, and this arrangement in bacteria suggested that Pseudomon-Rho RNAs might be cis-regulatory elements that regulate concentrations of the Rho protein.


  1. ^ Weinberg Z, Wang JX, Bogue J, et al. (March 2010). "Comparative genomics reveals 104 candidate structured RNAs from bacteria, archaea and their metagenomes". Genome Biol. 11 (3): R31. doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-3-r31. PMC 2864571Freely accessible. PMID 20230605. 

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