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Mir8 microRNA mir-8 [ Tribolium castaneum (red flour beetle) ]

Gene ID: 100314340, updated on 23-Apr-2024


Gene symbol
Gene description
microRNA mir-8
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Gene type
RefSeq status
Tribolium castaneum
Eukaryota; Metazoa; Ecdysozoa; Arthropoda; Hexapoda; Insecta; Pterygota; Neoptera; Endopterygota; Coleoptera; Polyphaga; Cucujiformia; Tenebrionidae; Tenebrionidae incertae sedis; Tribolium
Also known as
microRNAs (miRNAs) are short (20-24 nt) non-coding RNAs that are involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in multicellular organisms by affecting both the stability and translation of mRNAs. miRNAs are transcribed by RNA polymerase II as part of capped and polyadenylated primary transcripts (pri-miRNAs) that can be either protein-coding or non-coding. The primary transcript is cleaved by the Drosha ribonuclease III enzyme to produce an approximately 70-nt stem-loop precursor miRNA (pre-miRNA), which is further cleaved by the cytoplasmic Dicer ribonuclease to generate the mature miRNA and antisense miRNA star (miRNA*) products. The mature miRNA is incorporated into a RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC), which recognizes target mRNAs through imperfect base pairing with the miRNA and most commonly results in translational inhibition or destabilization of the target mRNA. The RefSeq represents the predicted microRNA stem-loop. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
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Genomic context

chromosome: 2
Exon count:
Annotation release Status Assembly Chr Location
RS_2024_04 current icTriCast1.1 (GCF_031307605.1) 2 NC_087395.1 (18992231..18992303, complement)
103 previous assembly Tcas5.2 (GCF_000002335.3) Linkage Group LG9 NC_007424.3 (8781909..8781981, complement)

Chromosome 2 - NC_087395.1Genomic Context describing neighboring genes Neighboring gene hypothetical protein Neighboring gene T-cell immunomodulatory protein Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC135265376 Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC135265335 Neighboring gene Calmodulin-binding transcription activator Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC135265416 Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC100142252

Genomic regions, transcripts, and products

NCBI Reference Sequences (RefSeq)

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RefSeqs maintained independently of Annotated Genomes

These reference sequences exist independently of genome builds. Explain

These reference sequences are curated independently of the genome annotation cycle, so their versions may not match the RefSeq versions in the current genome build. Identify version mismatches by comparing the version of the RefSeq in this section to the one reported in Genomic regions, transcripts, and products above.


  1. NR_036278.1 RNA Sequence


    Source sequence(s)

RefSeqs of Annotated Genomes: GCF_031307605.1-RS_2024_04

The following sections contain reference sequences that belong to a specific genome build. Explain

Reference icTriCast1.1 Primary Assembly


  1. NC_087395.1 Reference icTriCast1.1 Primary Assembly

    18992231..18992303 complement
    GenBank, FASTA, Sequence Viewer (Graphics)