Plastid translation and transcription genes in a non-photosynthetic plant: intact, missing and pseudo genes.

@article{Morden1991PlastidTA,
  title={Plastid translation and transcription genes in a non-photosynthetic plant: intact, missing and pseudo genes.},
  author={Clifford W. Morden and Kenneth H. Wolfe and Claude W. dePamphilis and Jeffrey D. Palmer},
  journal={The EMBO journal},
  year={1991},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={3281-8}
}
The non-photosynthetic, parasitic flowering plant Epifagus virginiana has recently been shown to contain a grossly reduced plastid genome that has lost many photosynthetic and chloro-respiratory genes. We have cloned and sequenced a 3.9 kb domain of plastid DNA from Epifagus to investigate the patterns of evolutionary change in such a reduced genome and to determine which genes are still present and likely to be functional. This 3.9 kb domain is colinear with a 35.4 kb region of tobacco… CONTINUE READING