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Evolution of mitochondrial RNA editing in extant gymnosperms

RNA editing, a post-transcriptional process, alters RNA molecules to carry genetic information differing from their genomic templates. Dr. Shu-Miaw Chaw of Biodiversity Research Center and her Project Manager Dr. Chung-Shien Wu conducted the first systematic and comprehensive investigation on mitochondrial RNA editing in living gymnosperms. They demonstrated regains of editing sites and elucidated the underlying editing mechanism.
Their results not only unveil the evolution of RNA-editing sites across gymnosperms but also highlight RNA editing site prevalence being linked with PPR protein diversity.

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