Kontrolle der Pflanzenentwicklung durch MikroRNAs


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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Detlef Weigel Jahrgang 1961. 1986 Diplom in Biologie, Universität zu Köln. 1988 Promotion, Universität Tübingen. 1989–1993 Postdoktorand, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. 1993–2002 Assistant und Associate Professor am Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA. Seit 2002 Direktor der Abteilung Molekularbiologie am Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen.

Patricia Lang Jahrgang 1987. 2010 Master in Pflanzen- und Waldbiotechnologie, Ume Center, Umeät, Schweden. Seit 2012 Promotion, Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen.

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Weigel, D., Lang, P. Kontrolle der Pflanzenentwicklung durch MikroRNAs. Biospektrum 19, 622–624 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12268-013-0363-4

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