Figure 7.16. RNA interference.

Figure 7.16RNA interference

The double-stranded RNA molecule is broken down by the Dicer ribonuclease into ‘short interfering RNAs’ (siRNAs) of 21–25 bp in length. One strand of each siRNA base pairs to the target mRNA, which is then degraded by the RDE-1 nuclease. For more details on RNA interference, see Section 10.4.2.

From: Chapter 7, Understanding a Genome Sequence

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