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Genome Biol. 2011;12(4):221. doi: 10.1186/gb-2011-12-4-221. Epub 2011 Apr 28.

Vive la différence: biogenesis and evolution of microRNAs in plants and animals.

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Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, 208 Mueller Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA. mja18@psu.edu

Abstract

MicroRNAs are pervasive in both plants and animals, but many aspects of their biogenesis, function and evolution differ. We reveal how these differences contribute to characteristic features of microRNA evolution in the two kingdoms.

PMID:
21554756
PMCID:
PMC3218855
DOI:
10.1186/gb-2011-12-4-221
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