A framework for piRNA cluster manipulation.


Piwi proteins and their small-RNA partners, piwi-interacting (pi)RNA, form a natural mechanism that prevents the deleterious activity of transposable elements in the germ line of metazoan species. The piRNA pathway relies on extended noncoding genomic regions, dubbed piRNA clusters, to produce long precursor transcripts that are subsequently processed into… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-62703-694-8_5


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