Characterizations of a Hypomorphic Argonaute1 Mutant Reveal Novel AGO1 Functions in Arabidopsis Lateral Organ Development

@article{Yang2005CharacterizationsOA,
  title={Characterizations of a Hypomorphic Argonaute1 Mutant Reveal Novel AGO1 Functions in Arabidopsis Lateral Organ Development},
  author={Li Xiu Yang and Weihua Huang and Hua Wang and Run Cai and Yuquan Xu and Hai Feng Huang},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={61},
  pages={63-78}
}
Genes that encode the ARGONAUTE (AGO) proteins make up a highly conserved family, and several members in the family have been defined to function in posttranscriptional gene silencing (PTGS) in plants, quelling in fungi and RNAi in animals. The Arabidopsis AGO1 gene has been demonstrated to be crucial in multiple RNA silencing pathways (PTGS, microRNA and trans-acting siRNA pathways); however, its biological functions do not seem to be fully addressed. Here we report characterizations of a new… CONTINUE READING