Vive la différence: Biogenesis and evolution of microRNAs in plants and animals

Michael J. Axtell, Jakub O. Westholm, Eric C. Lai

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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

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number221
JournalGenome biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 28 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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