RNA polymerase activity in isolated nuclei from eggs of Oncopeltus fasciatus

S. E. Harris, H. S. Forrest

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Abstract

Nuclei, isolated from various developmental stages of the eggs of the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus, have been assayed for RNA polymerase activity in the presence of Mg2+ ions and in a low salt environment. This activity changes during development. These changes can be correlated with in vivo changes in the rate of RNA synthesis. The base composition of the RNA transcribed in vitro is intermediate between ribosomal RNA and DNA-like RNA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-312
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Insect Physiology
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Insect Science

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