An unusual mitochondrial atp9-rpl16 cotranscript found in the maternal distorted leaf mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana: Implication of GUG as an initiation codon in plant mitochondria

Wataru Sakamoto, Siang Hee Tan, Minoru Murata, Fusao Motoyoshi

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Abstract

Properties of an unusual atp9-rpl16 cotranscript preferentially found in the maternal distorted leaf mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana, which had arisen from a genetic cross between chloroplast mutator and wild-type plants, were examined. Analysis of RNA editing of this cotranscript showed that one editing event in the rpl16 coding region created a UGA stop codon. This raises a possibility that a downstream GUG codon can serve as an initiation codon for rpl16.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-979
Number of pages5
JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997

Keywords

  • Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Cotranscription
  • Maternal inheritance
  • Mitochondria
  • RNA editing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology

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