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    In eukaryotes, genes are transcribed by RNA polymerase-II (Pol-II) and introns are removed by the spliceosome largely cotranscriptionally1-3; analysis using long-read sequencing revealed that splicing occurs immediately after Pol-II passes introns in yeast4,5. Here, we developed a Nanopore-based method to profile chromatin-bound RNA that enables the simultaneous detection of splicing status, Pol-II position and polyadenylation at the genome-wide scale in Arabidopsis. We found that more than half of the introns remain unspliced after Pol-II transcribes 1 kb past the 3' splice site, which is much slower than the rate of splicing reported in yeast4,5. Many of the full-length chromatin-bound RNA molecules are polyadenylated, yet still contain unspliced introns at specific positions. These introns are nearly absent in the cytoplasm and are resistant to nonsense-mediated decay, suggesting that they are post-transcriptionally spliced before the transcripts are released into the cytoplasm; we therefore termed these introns post-transcriptionally spliced introns (pts introns). Analysis of around 6,500 public RNA-sequencing libraries found that the splicing of pts introns requires the function of splicing-related proteins such as PRMT5 and SKIP, and is also influenced by various environmental signals. The majority of the intron retention events in Arabidopsis are at pts introns, suggesting that chromatin-tethered post-transcriptional splicing is a major contributor to the widespread intron retention that is observed in plants, and could be a mechanism to produce fully spliced functional mRNAs for rapid response.


    Jinbu Jia, Yanping Long, Hong Zhang, Zhuowen Li, Zhijian Liu, Yan Zhao, Dongdong Lu, Xianhao Jin, Xian Deng, Rui Xia, Xiaofeng Cao, Jixian Zhai. Post-transcriptional splicing of nascent RNA contributes to widespread intron retention in plants. Nature plants. 2020 Jul;6(7):780-788

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    PMID: 32541953

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