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Systematic name Q0160
Gene name SCEI
Aliases OMEGA
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Mito:61022..61729
Primary SGDID S000007279

Description of Q0160: I-SceI DNA endonuclease, encoded by the mitochondrial group I intron of the 21S_rRNA gene; mediates gene conversion that propagates the intron into intron-less copies of the 21S_rRNA gene[1][2][3][4]


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  1. Jacquier A and Dujon B (1985) An intron-encoded protein is active in a gene conversion process that spreads an intron into a mitochondrial gene. Cell 41(2):383-94 SGD PMID 3886163
  2. Macreadie IG, et al. (1985) Transposition of an intron in yeast mitochondria requires a protein encoded by that intron. Cell 41(2):395-402 SGD PMID 3886164
  3. Perrin A, et al. (1993) Asymmetrical recognition and activity of the I-SceI endonuclease on its site and on intron-exon junctions. EMBO J 12(7):2939-47 SGD PMID 8335007
  4. Zinn AR and Butow RA (1985) Nonreciprocal exchange between alleles of the yeast mitochondrial 21S rRNA gene: kinetics and the involvement of a double-strand break. Cell 40(4):887-95 SGD PMID 3886160

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