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RNA editing in higher plant chloroplasts involves C-to-U conversion at specific sites in the transcripts. To examine whether pea shares editing sites with other angiosperms, a systematic search for editing sites in pea chloroplast transcripts was performed. Based on amino acid sequence alignment,...
Rice plants in paddy fields prefer to utilize ammonium as a major nitrogen source. Glutamine synthetase (GS) serves for assimilation of ammonium in rice root, and ameliorates the toxic effect of ammonium excess. Among the three isoenzymes of the cytosolic GS1 gene family in rice, Os GLN1;1 and Os...