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What happens during RNA editing?

Posted August 18, 2022


The general purpose of RNA editing is to modify an RNA which changes the sequence so that it becomes different from its DNA. The changes occur to certain nucleotide sequences in an RNA molecule, only after it has been initiated by RNA polymerase. RNA editing is a mechanism of genetic regulation that increases genetic plasticity by allowing the formation of alternative protein material from a single gene.

Additional resources

DNA and RNA Quantitation

Cell Navigator® Live Cell RNA Imaging Kit *Green Fluorescence*

RNA editing generates cellular subsets with diverse sequence within populations