Please wait a minute...
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
J Integr Plant Biol, 49 (6): 817-826, Research Article
Micro RNAs and Short-interfering RNAs in Plants
Ramanjulu Sunkar and Jian-Kang Zhu
Abstract

Gene silencing can occur either at the transcriptional level or post-transcriptional level or both. Many instances of sequence-specific silencing requires small RNAs that can be divided into two major classes: microRNAs (miRNAs) and short-interfering RNAs (siRNAs). miRNAs function in post-transcriptional gene silencing by guiding mRNA degradation or translational repression. Endogenous siRNAs are more diverse in plants than in animals and can direct post-transcriptional gene silencing through mRNA degradation or transcriptional gene silencing by triggering DNA methylation and histone modifications. This review discusses recent advances in the field of small RNA-guided gene silencing in plants including rice.

---------------------------------------------------
This Article
   Full Text  
   Full Text (PDF) 
   Supporting information
Services
   E-mail Link to this Article
   Export Citation for this Article
Citing Articles
   Cited By
Google Scholar
   Articles by Ramanjulu Sunkar
   Articles by Jian-Kang Zhu
PubMed
   Articles by Ramanjulu Sunkar
   Articles by Jian-Kang Zhu
[an error occurred while processing this directive]