I guess only the obvious escapes me....Many thanks to all those who
pointed out that if I shift my intron/exon border to the 3' side 1 base I
wind up with a perfect consensus sequence and no change in the cDNA sequence.
My problem was that an intron site was predicted in the place that I indicated
from a soybean sequence of a closely related gene.
Moral of the story: Arabidopsis is NOT a legume and cannot be turned into
one no matter how hard you try.
Thanks Again, Melissa Melan