Plant Molecular Biology

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 1163–1170 | Cite as

RNA editing gives a new meaning to the genetic information in mitochondria and chloroplasts

  • Daryl Pring
  • Axel Brennicke
  • Wolfgang Schuster
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RNA editing in plant mitochondria and chloroplasts alters mRNA sequences to code for different proteins than the DNA. Most of these C-to-U transitions occur in open reading frames, but a few are observed in intron sequences. Influences of the nuclear genome on editing patterns suggest that cytoplasmic factors participate in this process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daryl Pring
    • 1
  • Axel Brennicke
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Schuster
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Genbiologische ForschungBerlinFRG

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