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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-protein coding small RNAs that regulate gene post-transcriptional expression in plants and animals. Although more than 1280 miRNAs in plant kingdom have been discovered thus far, only a handful of plant miRNAs has been intensively identified. The legume Medicago truncatula is a model system widely used to investigate(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a newly discovered class of non-protein-coding small RNAs with roughly 22 nucleotide-long. Increasing evidence has shown that miRNAs play multiple roles in biological processes, including development, cell proliferation and apoptosis and stress responses. In this research, several approaches were combined to make computational(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a novel class of short, endogenous non-coding small RNAs that have the ability to base pair with their target mRNAs to repress their translation or induce their degradation in both plants and animals. To identify heavy metal stress-regulated novel miRNAs, we constructed a library of small RNAs from rice seedlings that were exposed to(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of short endogenous non-coding small RNAs that can base pair their target mRNAs to repress their translation or induce their degradation in organisms. However, whether miRNAs are involved in the global response to sulphate deficiency and heavy metal stress is unknown. In this study, we constructed a small RNA library from(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding RNAs that regulate gene post-transcriptional expression in animals and plants. Comparatively genomic computational methods have been developed to predict new miRNAs in worms, humans, and Arabidopsis. Here we present an EST (Expressed Sequence Tags)--and GSS (Genomic Survey Sequences)-based combined approach for(More)
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) roots were treated with mercuric ions in a concentration- and time-dependent manner, and lipid peroxidation was studied biochemically as well as histochemically along with other physiological responses. Histochemical staining with Schiff's reagent and Evans blue revealed that the peroxidation of membrane lipids and loss of plasma(More)
Phosphorus is one of the major factors controlling plant growth and productivity. Although physiological and molecular processes of P deficiency have been intensively investigated, our current understanding of the coordinated regulation of phosphate-responsive genes and signal networks is limited. In the present study, we performed a microarray-based(More)
The present study identified Arabidopsis miR394 and its target, an F-box (SKP1-Cullin/CDC53-F-box) gene At1g27340 (here referred to as LEAF CURLING RESPONSIVENESS, LCR), for regulation of leaf curling-related morphology. The loss-of-function lcr mutants exhibit pleiotropic defects with semi-dwarfism, altered leaf shape and a shorter stem. Overexpression of(More)
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