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MicroRNA and tasiRNA diversity in mature pollen of Arabidopsis thaliana

Abstract

New generation sequencing technology has allowed investigation of the small RNA populations of flowering plants at great depth. However, little is known about small RNAs in their reproductive cells, especially in post-meiotic cells of the gametophyte generation. Pollen - the male gametophyte - is the specialised haploid structure that generates and delivers the sperm cells to the female gametes at fertilisation. Whether development and differentiation of the male gametophyte depends on the action of microRNAs and trans-acting siRNAs guiding changes in gene expression is largely unknown. Here we have used 454 sequencing to survey the various small RNA populations present in mature pollen of Arabidopsis thaliana.status: publishe

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oaioai:lirias.kuleuven.be:123456789/510188Last time updated on 5/16/2016

This paper was published in Lirias.

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