MicroRNA-mediated DNA methylation in plants

@article{Jia2011MicroRNAmediatedDM,
  title={MicroRNA-mediated DNA methylation in plants},
  author={Xiaoyun Jia and Jun Yan and Guiliang Tang},
  journal={Frontiers in Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={6},
  pages={133-139}
}
DNA methylation, a major event in epigenetics, plays an essential role in the control of gene expression. Increasing evidence suggests that long and short non-coding RNAs are involved extensively in plants to direct the establishment, spread, and removal of DNA cytosine methylation throughout their genomes. Yet, little has been known about the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in DNA methylation although the role of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) in DNA methylation has been well established. Several… CONTINUE READING

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