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RNA Editing

  1. Mark P Sowden,
  2. Harold C Smith

Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003836



How to Cite

Sowden, M. P. and Smith, H. C. 2005. RNA Editing. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2005


RNA editing is a form of RNA processing that can occur in the nucleus, chloroplast or mitochondrion of cells and involves the co- or posttranscriptional modification of RNA from that encoded in DNA through nucleotide deletion, insertion or base-modification mechanisms.


  • amino acid sequence;
  • evolution;
  • organelles;
  • RNA editing;
  • RNA processing