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Co-Evolution of Mitochondrial tRNA Import and Codon Usage Determines Translational Efficiency in the Green Alga Chlamydomonas

  • Thalia Salinas,

    Affiliations: Génétique des Microorganismes, Department of Life Sciences, Institute of Botany, University of Li?ge, Li?ge, Belgium, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, UPR 2357, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

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  • Francéline Duby,

    Affiliation: Génétique des Microorganismes, Department of Life Sciences, Institute of Botany, University of Li?ge, Li?ge, Belgium

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  • Véronique Larosa,

    Affiliation: Génétique des Microorganismes, Department of Life Sciences, Institute of Botany, University of Li?ge, Li?ge, Belgium

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  • Nadine Coosemans,

    Affiliation: Génétique des Microorganismes, Department of Life Sciences, Institute of Botany, University of Li?ge, Li?ge, Belgium

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  • Nathalie Bonnefoy,

    Affiliation: Centre de Génétique Moléculaire, UPR3404, FRC3115, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

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  • Patrick Motte,

    Affiliation: Functional Genomics and Plant Molecular Imaging, Department of Life Sciences, Institute of Botany, University of Li?ge, Li?ge, Belgium

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  • Laurence Maréchal-Drouard mail,

    laurence.drouard@ibmp-cnrs.unistra.fr (LM-D); c.remacle@ulg.ac.be (CR)

    Affiliation: Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, UPR 2357, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

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  • Claire Remacle mail

    laurence.drouard@ibmp-cnrs.unistra.fr (LM-D); c.remacle@ulg.ac.be (CR)

    Affiliation: Génétique des Microorganismes, Department of Life Sciences, Institute of Botany, University of Li?ge, Li?ge, Belgium

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  • Published: September 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002946

About the Authors

Thalia Salinas, Francéline Duby, Véronique Larosa, Nadine Coosemans, Claire Remacle
Génétique des Microorganismes, Department of Life Sciences, Institute of Botany, University of Li?ge, Li?ge, Belgium
Thalia Salinas, Laurence Maréchal-Drouard
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, UPR 2357, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Nathalie Bonnefoy
Centre de Génétique Moléculaire, UPR3404, FRC3115, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Patrick Motte
Functional Genomics and Plant Molecular Imaging, Department of Life Sciences, Institute of Botany, University of Li?ge, Li?ge, Belgium

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TS FD VL NC NB PM LM-D CR. Performed the experiments: TS FD VL NC NB PM LM-D CR. Analyzed the data: TS FD VL NC NB PM LM-D CR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TS FD VL NC NB PM LM-D CR. Wrote the paper: TS LM-D CR.