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MicroRNAs and their diverse functions in plants

Overview of attention for article published in Plant Molecular Biology, August 2011
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Title
MicroRNAs and their diverse functions in plants
Published in
Plant Molecular Biology, August 2011
DOI 10.1007/s11103-011-9817-6
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Authors

Guiling Sun

Abstract

microRNAs (miRNAs) are an extensive class of newly identified small RNAs, which regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level by mRNA cleavage or translation inhibition. Currently, there are 3,070 miRNAs deposited in the public available miRNA database; these miRNAs were obtained from 43 plant species using both computational (comparative genomics) and experimental (direct cloning and deep sequencing) approaches. Like other signaling molecules, plant miRNAs can also be moved from one tissue to another through the vascular system. These mobile miRNAs may play an important role in plant nutrient homeostasis and response to environmental biotic and abiotic stresses. In addition, miRNAs also control a wide range of biological and metabolic processes, including developmental timing, tissue-specific development, and stem cell maintenance and differentiation. Currently, a majority of plant miRNA-related researches are purely descriptive, and provide no further detailed mechanistic insight into miRNA-mediated gene regulation and other functions. To better understand the function and regulatory mechanisms of plant miRNAs, more strategies need to be employed to investigate the functions of miRNAs and their associated signaling pathways and gene networks. Elucidating the evolutionary mechanism of miRNAs is also important. It is possible to develop a novel miRNA-based biotechnology for improving plant yield, quality and tolerance to environmental biotic and abiotic stresses besides focusing on basic genetic studies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 4 1%
Portugal 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 282 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 59 19%
Researcher 48 16%
Student > Master 28 9%
Student > Bachelor 21 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 5%
Other 44 15%
Unknown 87 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 164 54%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 7%
Unspecified 20 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 <1%
Social Sciences 2 <1%
Other 6 2%
Unknown 87 29%

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#7,079,356
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#1,965
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#52,204
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#1
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