Plant developmental transitions: the role of microRNAs and sugars.

  title={Plant developmental transitions: the role of microRNAs and sugars.},
  author={Sha Sha Yu and Heng Lian and Jia-Wei Wang},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
What determines the rate at which a multicellular organism ages is a mystery in biology. In plants the changes in morphological and physiological traits serve as markers for the developmental transitions. Mutant characterizations and genetic analyses in Arabidopsis thaliana delineate an evolutionarily conserved, microRNA156 (miR156)-guided timing mechanism that temporally regulates many aspects of biological processes during development. Recent studies now reveal that sugar metabolites, the… CONTINUE READING
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