Plant Pathology Department


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Published in JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY Dec . 1969, p. 1182-1186, Vol. 100, No 3. Copyright © 1969 American Society for Microbiology. Used by permission.


Transfer ribonucleic acid (tRNA) fractions isolated from germinated and ungerminated spores of Botryodiplodia theobromae and Rhizopus stolonifer had acceptor activity for all 20 amino acids commonly found in protein, when tested with an enzyme fraction from germinated spores. Accordingly, it is unlikely that the absence of tRNA for a particular amino acid limits protein synthesis in fungal spores.