bims-plasge Biomed News
on Plastid genes
Issue of 2022‒11‒27
one paper selected by
Vera S. Bogdanova
Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  1. Curr Issues Mol Biol. 2022 Nov 12. 44(11): 5593-5604
      Many eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms employ RNA editing (insertion, deletion, or conversion) as a post-transcriptional modification mechanism. RNA editing events are common in these organelles of plants and have gained particular attention due to their role in the development and growth of plants, as well as their ability to cope with abiotic stress. Owing to rapid developments in sequencing technologies and data analysis methods, such editing sites are being accurately predicted, and many factors that influence RNA editing are being discovered. The mechanism and role of the pentatricopeptide repeat protein family of proteins in RNA editing are being uncovered with the growing realization of accessory proteins that might help these proteins. This review will discuss the role and type of RNA editing events in plants with an emphasis on chloroplast RNA editing, involved factors, gaps in knowledge, and future outlooks.
    Keywords:  PPR proteins; RNA editing; plant chloroplast