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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