Diurnal Fluctuations in Steady-State mRNAs of Certain Chloroplast-Encoded Photosynthesis-Related Genes in Rice

  • M. Grover
  • S. C. Maheshwari
  • A. K. Tyagi
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Existence of diurnal fluctuations at steady-state transcript level has been found for chloroplast-encoded genes psbA, psaA and rbcL in rice. Transcript levels are low in the morning, high in the noon and show a decline In the evening. The rhythm shows dampening with advancing age.

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diurnal Oryza sativa transcripts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Grover
    • 1
  • S. C. Maheshwari
    • 1
  • A. K. Tyagi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Molecular BiologyUniversity of Delhi South CampusNew DelhiIndia

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