Adenylation of plant miRNAs

  title={Adenylation of plant miRNAs},
  author={Shanfa Lu and Ying-Hsuan Sun and Vincent Lee C. Chiang},
  booktitle={Nucleic acids research},
The modification or degradation of RNAs including miRNAs may play vital roles in regulating RNA functions. The polyadenylation- and exosome-mediated RNA decay is involved in the degradation of plant RNAs including the primary miRNA processing intermediates. However, plant miRNA levels are not affected by exosome depletion. Here, we report the cloning of a large number of 5' and/or 3' truncated versions of the known miRNAs from various tissues of Populus trichocarpa (black cottonwood). It… CONTINUE READING