Plant Molecular Biology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 107-144

The plant translational apparatus

  • Karen S. BrowningAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin

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Protein synthesis in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells is a complex process requiring a large number of macromolecules: initiation factors, elongation factors, termination factors, ribosomes, mRNA, amino-acylsynthetases and tRNAs. This review focuses on our current knowledge of protein synthesis in higher plants.

Key words

Protein synthesis initiation factors elongation factors ribosomes plants translation