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Import and editing of plant mitochondrial transfer RNAs

  • Laurence Maréchal-Drouard
  • Ian Small
  • Anne Cosset
  • Anne-Marie Duchêne
  • Raman Kumar
  • Hakim Mireau
  • Nemo Peeters
  • Vera Carneiro
  • Daniel Ramamonjisoa
  • Claire Remacle
  • Ginette Souciet
  • Henri Wintz
  • Jacques-Henry Weil
  • André Dietrich
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 104)

Abstract

The recombinations and mutations that higher plant mitochondrial (mt) DNA has undergone during evolution have led to the inactivation or complete loss of a number of the native transfer RNA (tRNA) genes deriving from the genome of the ancestral endosymbiont. Whereas the mt genome of the bryophyte Marchantia polymorpha still contains almost all these native tRNA genes (Oda et al. 1992a and b), one third to one half of them have disappeared from higher plant mitochondria and the remaining genes cannot provide for the needs of the mt translation system (Ceci et al. 1996, Sangaré et al. 1990, Unseld et al. 1997, Weber-Lotfi et al. 1993).

Keywords

Mitochondrial Genome tRNA Gene Plant Mitochondrion Trypanosoma Brucei Transfer RNAs 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurence Maréchal-Drouard
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ian Small
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anne Cosset
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anne-Marie Duchêne
    • 1
    • 2
  • Raman Kumar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hakim Mireau
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nemo Peeters
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vera Carneiro
    • 1
    • 2
  • Daniel Ramamonjisoa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Claire Remacle
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ginette Souciet
    • 1
    • 2
  • Henri Wintz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jacques-Henry Weil
    • 1
    • 2
  • André Dietrich
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des PlantesUPR A0406 du CNRS, Université Louis PasteurStrasbourg cedexFrance
  2. 2.Station de Génétique et dAmélioration des PlantesINRAVersailles cedexFrance

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