RNA editing of mat-r transcripts in maize and soybean increases similarity of the encoded protein to fungal and bryophyte group II intron maturases: evidence that mat-r encodes a functional protein.

@article{Thomson1994RNAEO,
  title={RNA editing of mat-r transcripts in maize and soybean increases similarity of the encoded protein to fungal and bryophyte group II intron maturases: evidence that mat-r encodes a functional protein.},
  author={M. Thomson and Jane L. Macfarlane and C. Timothy Beagley and David R. Wolstenholme},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  year={1994},
  volume={22 25},
  pages={5745-52}
}
We present evidence that transcripts of the mat-r (maturase-related) genes of maize and soybean contain 15 and 14 uridines (U), respectively, at positions occupied by cytosines (C) in the mat-r gene sequences. Eleven and twelve of these C-->U edits result in an amino acid replacement. Ten C-->U edits are at corresponding nucleotides in the maize and soybean… CONTINUE READING