, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 622–624 | Cite as

Kontrolle der Pflanzenentwicklung durch MikroRNAs

  • Detlef WeigelEmail author
  • Patricia Lang
Wissenschaft Posttranskriptionelle Regulierung


Small, 21–22 nucleotide long RNAs called microRNAs play an essential role in the spatial and temporal regulation of gene expression. They are often part of complex gene networks. By controlling the stability or translation of their target mRNAs they have an influence on many developmental pathways. Juvenile to adult transition, initiation of flowering or plant architecture and leaf morphology are examples of miRNA-regulated processes during plant development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Abteilung MolekularbiologieMax-Planck-Institut für EntwicklungsbiologieTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für EntwicklungsbiologieAbteilung für MolekularbiologieTübingenGermany

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