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Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2017 Oct;15(5):301-312. doi: 10.1016/j.gpb.2017.01.007. Epub 2017 Oct 7.

Non-coding RNAs and Their Roles in Stress Response in Plants.

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1
Department of Bioinformatics, State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China; James D. Watson Institute of Genome Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.
2
Department of Bioinformatics, State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.
3
Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia; Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia.
4
Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia.
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Department of Bioinformatics, State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China; James D. Watson Institute of Genome Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China. Electronic address: mchen@zju.edu.cn.

Abstract

Eukaryotic genomes encode thousands of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), which play crucial roles in transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Accumulating evidence indicates that ncRNAs, especially microRNAs (miRNAs) and long ncRNAs (lncRNAs), have emerged as key regulatory molecules in plant stress responses. In this review, we have summarized the current progress on the understanding of plant miRNA and lncRNA identification, characteristics, bioinformatics tools, and resources, and provided examples of mechanisms of miRNA- and lncRNA-mediated plant stress tolerance.

KEYWORDS:

RNA-directed DNA methylation; Small RNA; Stress response; lncRNA; miRNA

PMID:
29017967
PMCID:
PMC5673675
DOI:
10.1016/j.gpb.2017.01.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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