Putative proteins related to group II intron reverse transcriptase/maturases are encoded by nuclear genes in higher plants.

@article{Mohr2003PutativePR,
  title={Putative proteins related to group II intron reverse transcriptase/maturases are encoded by nuclear genes in higher plants.},
  author={Georg Mohr and Alan M. Lambowitz},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={647-52}
}
The Arabidopsis thaliana nuclear genome sequence revealed several open reading frames encoding proteins related to group II intron-encoded reverse transcriptase/maturases. Here, we show via sequence alignments that at least four such open reading frames are conserved in the nuclear genomes of A.thaliana and Oryza sativa (rice) and that they encode putative proteins belonging to two different classes (nMat-1 and nMat-2), neither of which is associated with a group II intron RNA structure. The… CONTINUE READING