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The amount of nitrogen used for photosynthesis modulates molecular evolution in plants

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Genome and transcript sequences are composed of long strings of nucleotide monomers (A, C, G and T/U) that require different quantities of nitrogen atoms for biosynthesis. Here it is shown that the strength of selection acting on transcript nitrogen content is influenced by the amount of nitrogen plants require to conduct photosynthesis. Specifically, plants that require more nitrogen to conduct photosynthesis experience stronger selection on transcript sequences to use synonymous codons that...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/molbev/msy043

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Plant Sciences
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Kelly, SB
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Kelly, SB
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Molecular Biology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
7
Pages:
1616–1625
Publication date:
2018-04-19
Acceptance date:
2018-03-12
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EISSN:
1537-1719
ISSN:
0737-4038
Pubs id:
pubs:829534
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uri:e5a38464-e8cb-47be-b7a9-bc13982a38c2
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uuid:e5a38464-e8cb-47be-b7a9-bc13982a38c2
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pubs:829534

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