A DEAD box protein is required for formation of a hidden break in Arabidopsis chloroplast 23S rRNA.


In plant chloroplasts, the ribosomal RNA (rRNA) of the large subunit of the ribosome undergoes post-maturation fragmentation processing. This processing consists of site-specific cleavage that generates gapped, discontinuous rRNA molecules. However, the molecular mechanism underlying introduction of the gap structure (the 'hidden break') is poorly… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04276.x


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