Computational identification and comparative analysis of miRNA precursors in three palm species

In the present study, miRNA precursors in the genomes of three palm species were identified. Analyzes of sequence conservation and biological function of their putative targets contribute to understand the roles of miRNA in palm biology. MicroRNAs are small RNAs of 20–25 nucleotides in length, with important functions in the regulation of gene expression… CONTINUE READING