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Curr Biol. 2009 Aug 11;19(15):R649-51. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.06.049.

Small RNAs: how seeds remember to obey their mother.

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Department of Plant Biology, 250 Biological Sciences Center, 1445 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA. springer@umn.edu

Abstract

The endosperm is one of two products from the double fertilization event that occurs during sexual reproduction in flowering plants. A series of recent reports highlights the unusual genetic regulatory mechanisms that occur in endosperm and suggests a role for transposon regulation in imprinting.

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19674547
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2009.06.049
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