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RNA G-quadruplex structures exist and function in vivo (bioRxiv)

RNA G quadruplex (RG4) structures that include two or more layers of G-quartets can form in guanine-rich RNA sequences. These structures are known exist in vitro and are proposed to form in vivo as well. However, there is no direct evidence from plants showing the presence of these structures in vivo. …

An RNA-chaperone-like Protein in Chloroplasts

Jiang et al. isolated a plastid-localized RNA-chaperone-like protein and investigated its function. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00946.  By Jingjing Jiang, Xin Chai, Nikolay Manavski, and Wei Chi  Background: RNA folding, which underlies the formation of RNA structure, is important…