Rare codons are not sufficient to destabilize a reporter gene transcript in tobacco

Rare codons are not sufficient to destabilize a reporter gene transcript in tobacco In plants, as in other eukaryotes, most synonymous codons of the genetic code are not used with equal frequency, but instead some codons are preferred, whereas others are rare. Circumstantial evidence led to the suggestion that rare codons have a negative influence on mRNA stability. To address this question experimentally, rare codons encoded by a Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) toxin gene (cryIA(c)) or a synthetic sequence were introduced into a phytohemagglutinin (PHA) reporter gene. In neither case was the mRNA stability appreciably diminished in stably transformed tobacco cell cultures nor was the accumulation of mRNA in transgenic plants affected. Thus rare codons do not appear to be sufficient to cause rapid degradation of the PHA mRNA and potentially other mRNAs in plants. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Rare codons are not sufficient to destabilize a reporter gene transcript in tobacco

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/rare-codons-are-not-sufficient-to-destabilize-a-reporter-gene-1cVxaePG2d
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1005849622840
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

In plants, as in other eukaryotes, most synonymous codons of the genetic code are not used with equal frequency, but instead some codons are preferred, whereas others are rare. Circumstantial evidence led to the suggestion that rare codons have a negative influence on mRNA stability. To address this question experimentally, rare codons encoded by a Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) toxin gene (cryIA(c)) or a synthetic sequence were introduced into a phytohemagglutinin (PHA) reporter gene. In neither case was the mRNA stability appreciably diminished in stably transformed tobacco cell cultures nor was the accumulation of mRNA in transgenic plants affected. Thus rare codons do not appear to be sufficient to cause rapid degradation of the PHA mRNA and potentially other mRNAs in plants.

Journal

Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 30, 2004

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off