We characterize the Shine and Dalgarno sequence of 124 known gene beginnings This information is used to make "rules" which help distinguish gene beginning from other sites in a library of over 78,000 bases of mRNA. Gene beginnings are found to have information besides the initiation codon and Shine and Dalgarno sequence which can be used to make better "rules".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2971-2996
Number of pages26
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 11 1982


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