The existence and localization of nuclear snoRNAs in Arabidopsis thaliana revisited

  • Ribosome biogenesis is one cell function-defining process. It depends on efficient transcription of rDNAs in the nucleolus as well as on the cytosolic synthesis of ribosomal proteins. For newly transcribed rRNA modification and ribosomal protein assembly, so-called small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) and ribosome biogenesis factors (RBFs) are required. For both, an inventory was established for model systems like yeast and humans. For plants, many assignments are based on predictions. Here, RNA deep sequencing after nuclei enrichment was combined with single molecule species detection by northern blot and in vivo fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)-based localization studies. In addition, the occurrence and abundance of selected snoRNAs in different tissues were determined. These approaches confirm the presence of most of the database-deposited snoRNAs in cell cultures, but some of them are localized in the cytosol rather than in the nucleus. Further, for the explored snoRNA examples, differences in their abundance in different tissues were observed, suggesting a tissue-specific function of some snoRNAs. Thus, based on prediction and experimental confirmation, many plant snoRNAs can be proposed, while it cannot be excluded that some of the proposed snoRNAs perform alternative functions than are involved in rRNA modification

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Author:Deniz StreitGND, Thiruvenkadam Shanmugam, Asen Garbelyanski, Stefan SimmORCiDGND, Enrico SchleiffORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Plants
Place of publication:Basel
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2020/08/12
Date of first Publication:2020/08/12
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/08/13
Tag:A. thaliana; NGS; cell fractionation; snoRNAs; tissue specificity
Issue:8, art. 1016
First Page:1
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Institutes:Biowissenschaften / Biowissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 58 Pflanzen (Botanik) / 580 Pflanzen (Botanik)
Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
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