RNA editing in the mitochondria of a conifer

Jeffrey C. Glaubitz, John E. Carlson

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A 712-base portion of the mitochondrial gene coxI and the corresponding portion of the coxI transcript were amplified by PCR and by RT-PCR, respectively, from the gymnosperm western red cedar. Sequence comparison of amplified coxI DNA and mRNA revealed 26 C-to-U differences that are best explained by RNA editing of the type known to occur in angiosperms. This finding suggests that mitochondrial RNA-editing of the C-to-U type arose before the divergence of gymnosperms and angiosperms and can be considered a feature common to all higher plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics


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