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Research Article

A Combinatorial Amino Acid Code for RNA Recognition by Pentatricopeptide Repeat Proteins

  • Alice Barkan mail,

    abarkan@uoregon.edu (AB); ian.small@uwa.edu.au (IS)

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Margarita Rojas,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Sota Fujii,

    Affiliation: Centre of Excellence in Computational Systems Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

    Current address: Department of Botany, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Aaron Yap,

    Affiliation: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Yee Seng Chong,

    Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Charles S. Bond,

    Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Ian Small mail

    abarkan@uoregon.edu (AB); ian.small@uwa.edu.au (IS)

    Affiliations: Centre of Excellence in Computational Systems Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Published: August 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002910

About the Authors

Alice Barkan, Margarita Rojas
Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America
Sota Fujii, Ian Small
Centre of Excellence in Computational Systems Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
Aaron Yap, Ian Small
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
Yee Seng Chong, Charles S. Bond
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have submitted a provisional patent application that is based on this work. In addition, the authors have grant funding that supports this research.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB MR SF CSB IS. Performed the experiments: AB MR SF AY YSC CSB IS. Analyzed the data: AB MR SF AY YSC CSB IS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AB MR SF CSB IS. Wrote the paper: AB CSB IS.