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Title: The functions of plant small RNA s in development and in stress responses
Summary

Like metazoans, plants use small regulatoryRNAs (sRNAs) to direct gene expression. Several classes ofsRNAs, which are distinguished by their origin and biogenesis, exist in plants. Among them, microRNAs (miRNAs) andtrans‐acting small interferingRNAs (ta‐siRNAs) mainly inhibit gene expression at post‐transcriptional levels. In the past decades, plant miRNAs and ta‐siRNAs have been shown to be essential for numerous developmental processes, including growth and development of shoots, leaves, flowers, roots and seeds, among others. In addition, miRNAs and ta‐siRNAs are also involved in the plant responses to abiotic and biotic stresses, such as drought, temperature, salinity, nutrient deprivation, bacteria, virus and others. This review summarizes the roles of miRNAs and ta‐siRNAs in plant physiology and development.

 
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Award ID(s):
1557417
NSF-PAR ID:
10037095
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Publisher / Repository:
Wiley-Blackwell
Date Published:
Journal Name:
The Plant Journal
Volume:
90
Issue:
4
ISSN:
0960-7412
Page Range / eLocation ID:
p. 654-670
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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