The inferred secondary structures of the 22 mitochondrial tRNAs. Structures are arranged in alphabetic order of the amino acids they recognize. The standard three-letter abbreviation for the amino acid the tRNA recognizes is given, and in parentheses the one letter amino acid abbreviation is given. A dash indicates a Watson-Crick bond, and a dot between G and T indicates a bond between G and uracil. A) Paratemnoides elongatus tRNA structures. B) Pseudogarypus banksi tRNA structures. Two alternative structures are shown for tRNA-Leu(CUN), as described in the text.
Ovchinnikov and Masta BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:31 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-31