Detection of signal recognition particle (SRP) RNAs in the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) of three lineages of ectomycorrhizal fungi (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota)
2016 (English)In: MycoKeys, ISSN 1314-4057, E-ISSN 1314-4049, no 13, 21-33 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
During a routine scan for Signal Recognition Particle (SRP) RNAs in eukaryotic sequences, we surprisingly found in silico evidence in GenBank for a 265-base long SRP RNA sequence in the ITS1 region of a total of 11 fully identified species in three ectomycorrhizal genera of the Basidiomycota (Fungi): Astraeus, Russula, and Lactarius. To rule out sequence artifacts, one specimen from a species indicated to have the SRP RNA-containing ITS region in each of these genera was ordered and re-sequenced. Sequences identical to the corresponding GenBank entries were recovered, or in the case of a non-original but conspecific specimen differed by three bases, showing that these species indeed have an SRP RNA sequence incorporated into their ITS1 region. Other than the ribosomal genes, this is the first known case of non-coding RNAs in the eukaryotic ITS region, and it may assist in the examination of other types of insertions in fungal genomes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. no 13, 21-33 p.
SRP RNA, non-coding RNA, ribosomal RNA, internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1), ectomycorrhizal fungi
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298708DOI: 10.3897/mycokeys.13.8579ISI: 000376791100002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-298708DiVA: diva2:947252
FunderSwedish Research Council Formas, 215-2011-498Stiftelsen Olle Engkvist Byggmästare