DNA recombination activity in soybean mitochondria.

  title={DNA recombination activity in soybean mitochondria.},
  author={Medha Manchekar and Karyn D. Scissum-Gunn and Daqing Song and Fayaz A Khazi and Stephanie L McLean and Brent L. Nielsen},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  volume={356 2},
Mitochondrial genomes in higher plants are much larger and more complex as compared to animal mitochondrial genomes. There is growing evidence that plant mitochondrial genomes exist predominantly as a collection of linear and highly branched DNA molecules and replicate by a recombination-dependent mechanism. However, biochemical evidence of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) recombination activity in plants has previously been lacking. We provide the first report of strand-invasion activity in plant… CONTINUE READING