Herpesviruses throw a curve ball: new insights into microRNA biogenesis and evolution

@article{Neilson2005HerpesvirusesTA,
  title={Herpesviruses throw a curve ball: new insights into microRNA biogenesis and evolution},
  author={Joel R Neilson and Phillip A. Sharp},
  journal={Nature Methods},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={252-254}
}
Validation and comparison of previously unknown microRNA genes in related herpesviruses yielded several surprises, most notably in regard to viral evolution and microRNA biogenesis. An explosion of literature has recently appeared describing the identification and mechanism of action of microRNAs (miRNAs)—small RNA regulators of gene expression in plant and animal cells. 
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