I get conflicting answers. One would think if it was true, it would be rather seminal and widely known. There are papers from Khorana, Holland, and Bretscher (late 60s) that suggest that it ...
There have recently been several papers on using 16S rRNA as a way of identifying species (here, and here). I'm wondering if it's possible to sequence either just that subunit of the ribosome or just ...