Identification of RNA editing sites in chloroplast transcripts of Phalaenopsis aphrodite and comparative analysis with those of other seed plants

Wun Hong Zeng, Sin Chung Liao, Ching Chun Chang

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Abstract

RNA editing sites were systematically examined for the transcripts of 74 known protein-coding genes in the chloroplasts of Phalaenopsis aphrodite. A total of 44 editing sites were identified in 24 transcripts, the highest reported in seed plants. In addition, 21 editing sites are unique to the Phalaenopsis orchid as compared with other seed plants. All editing is C-to-U conversion, and 42 editing sites bring about the changes in amino acids. One of the remaining two editing sites occurs in the transcripts of the ndhB pseudogene, and another in the 5′-untranslated region of psbH transcripts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-368
Number of pages7
JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology

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