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Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Oct 19;19(10). pii: E3239. doi: 10.3390/ijms19103239.

miRNA-Mediated Interactions in and between Plants and Insects.

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1
State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, Centre of Soybean Research, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. R21381184@link.cuhk.edu.hk.
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State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, Centre of Soybean Research, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. annettewongyp@gmail.com.
3
Key Laboratory of Soil Environment and Plant Nutrition of Heilongjiang Province, Institute of Soil Fertilizer and Environment Resources, Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Harbin 150086, China. wangshuang0726@163.com.
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Key Laboratory for Genetics Breeding and Multiple Utilization of Crops, Ministry of Education/College of Crop Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China. jiaqi@fafu.edu.cn.
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Department of Agronomy, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan. wenpo@ntu.edu.tw.
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Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada. bendenaw@queensu.ca.
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Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G5, Canada. stephen.tobe@utoronto.ca.
8
Department of Biotechnology, Chonnam National University, Yeosu 59626, Korea. ymichigan@jnu.ac.kr.
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Department of Biotechnology, Chonnam National University, Yeosu 59626, Korea. chung@chonnam.ac.kr.
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State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, Centre of Soybean Research, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. tf.chan@cuhk.edu.hk.
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State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, Centre of Soybean Research, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. honming@cuhk.edu.hk.
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Department of Plant Science, McGill University, 21,111 Lakeshore, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montreal, QC H9X 3V9, Canada. jacquie.bede@mcgill.ca.
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State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, Centre of Soybean Research, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. jeromehui@cuhk.edu.hk.

Abstract

Our understanding of microRNA (miRNA) regulation of gene expression and protein translation, as a critical area of cellular regulation, has blossomed in the last two decades. Recently, it has become apparent that in plant-insect interactions, both plants and insects use miRNAs to regulate their biological processes, as well as co-opting each others' miRNA systems. In this review article, we discuss the current paradigms of miRNA-mediated cellular regulation and provide examples of plant-insect interactions that utilize this regulation. Lastly, we discuss the potential biotechnological applications of utilizing miRNAs in agriculture.

KEYWORDS:

insect; microRNA; plant

PMID:
30347694
PMCID:
PMC6213987
DOI:
10.3390/ijms19103239
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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