About this Research Topic
The splicing process is performed by the spliceosome that assembles around splice sites at each intron. Depending on how far their sequences diverge from the consensus sequence, defines the strength of the splice sites and determines their affinities for cognate splicing factors. The interaction between these cis-sequences and the trans-acting splicing factors determines the usage of the different sites and the alternative splicing outcomes. Since these cellular decisions occur co-transcriptionally, changes in chromatin and/or transcriptional machinery will impact on alternative splicing as will the interactions with other post-transcriptional processes. Knowing how these mechanisms are regulated and what the function of the different isoforms is, will help understand a plant’s ability to modulate its responses to the environment.
This Research Topic aims to showcase current and novel findings, as well as technical advances, in the field of Alternative Splicing Regulation in Plants. We welcome articles from mechanistic investigations of alternative splicing regulation addressing the function and biological implications of the different isoforms, and also including articles that describe novel methods, bioinformatic tools and resources that address alternative splicing in plants. Submissions of different types of articles (Reviews, Mini-Reviews, Methods, and Original Research) are welcome.
Keywords: Alternative Splicing, Spliceosome, Signaling
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