Mol Biol Evol 2021 Oct 11. Epub 2021 Oct 11.
State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas, Center of Bioinformatics, College of Life Sciences, Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, Yangling, 712100, China.
Epigenetic modifications play important roles in genome evolution and innovation. However, most analyses have focused on the evolutionary role of DNA modifications, and little is understood about the influence of post-transcriptional RNA modifications on genome evolution. To explore the evolutionary significance of RNA modifications, we generated transcriptome-wide profiles of N6-methyladenosine (m6A), the most prevalent internal modification of mRNA, for 13 representative plant species spanning over half a billion years of evolution. Read More