RNA Editing: Evolutionary Implications
Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Gray, M. W. 2005. RNA Editing: Evolutionary Implications. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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The term ‘RNA editing’ describes a variety of mechanistically unrelated biochemical activities that alter RNA molecules after transcription by addition, deletion or substitution of nucleotides. A three-stage model, illustrated by specific examples, can explain in a general way how RNA-editing systems might arise and become fixed.
- RNA editing;
- neutral drift;