Plant biology: Coding in non-coding RNAs

@article{Waterhouse2015PlantBC,
  title={Plant biology: Coding in non-coding RNAs},
  author={P. Waterhouse and R. Hellens},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={520},
  pages={41-42}
}
The discovery of peptides encoded by what were thought to be non-coding – or 'junk' – regions of precursors to microRNA sequences reveals a new layer of gene regulation. These sequences may not be junk, after all. See Letter p.90 MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known primarily for inhibiting the expression of their target genes at the level of the messenger RNA. They arise from processing of much larger primary transcripts (pri-miRNAs). Jean-Philippe Combier and colleagues provide data suggesting that… Expand
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