what is 16S rDNA

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Post by purna » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:37 am

is it true that 16S r RNA is the same in plants, bacteria and human beings.

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:44 pm

No, and a first reason is that humans and plants don't have 16s, they have 18s
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Post by Sepals » Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:10 pm

purna wrote:is it true that 16S r RNA is the same in plants, bacteria and human beings.
I ready explained this a few posts ago, 16S rRNA is found in prokaryotes (bacteria) and eukaryotes have 18S rRNA (plants, animals and protists).
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:42 pm

and fungi ;)
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