Regulatory non-coding RNAs: a new frontier in regulation of plant biology

Bhogireddy, S and Mangrauthia, S K and Kumar, R and Pandey, A K and Singh, S and Jain, A and Budak, H and Varshney, R K and Kudapa, H (2021) Regulatory non-coding RNAs: a new frontier in regulation of plant biology. Functional & Integrative Genomics (TSI), 21 (3-4). pp. 313-330. ISSN 1438-793X

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Beyond the most crucial roles of RNA molecules as a messenger, ribosomal, and transfer RNAs, the regulatory role of many non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) in plant biology has been recognized. ncRNAs act as riboregulators by recognizing specific nucleic acid targets through homologous sequence interactions to regulate plant growth, development, and stress responses. Regulatory ncRNAs, ranging from small to long ncRNAs (lncRNAs), exert their control over a vast array of biological processes. Based on the mode of biogenesis and their function, ncRNAs evolved into different forms that include microRNAs (miRNAs), small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), miRNA variants (isomiRs), lncRNAs, circular RNAs (circRNAs), and derived ncRNAs. This article explains the different classes of ncRNAs and their role in plant development and stress responses. Furthermore, the applications of regulatory ncRNAs in crop improvement, targeting agriculturally important traits, have been discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Global Research Program - Accelerated Crop Improvement
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Regulatory non-coding RNAs, Biogenesis, Degradation, IsomiRs, Stress response, Crop improvement
Subjects: Others > Crop Improvement
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 04:41
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 04:41
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