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Alberts B, Bray D, Lewis J, et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 3rd edition. New York: Garland Science; 1994.

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Figure 3-18. Phenylalanine tRNA of yeast.

Figure 3-18Phenylalanine tRNA of yeast

(A) The molecule is drawn with a cloverleaf shape to show the complementary base-pairing ( short gray bars) that occurs in the helical regions of the molecule. (B) The actual shape of the molecule, based on x-ray diffraction analysis, is shown schematically. Complementary base pairs are indicated as long gray bars. In addition, the nucleotides involved in unusual base-pair interactions that hold different parts of the molecule together are colored red and are connected by a red line in both (A) and (B). The pairs are numbered in (B). (C) One of the unusual base-pair interactions. Here one base forms hydrogen-bond interactions with two others; several such "base triples" help fold up this tRNA molecule.

From: Nucleic Acids

Copyright © 1994, Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and James D Watson.

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