miRNA Target Prediction in Plants

  • Noah Fahlgren
  • James C. CarringtonEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 592)


In plants, miRNA bind to target RNAs with a high degree of complementarity. In this chapter, a simple method for computationally predicting plant miRNA targets, using a position-dependent scoring system, is described.

Key words

MicroRNA miRNA Target prediction Plant Database search 



We are grateful that research on miRNA targets in our lab is supported by National Science Foundation Grant MCB-0618433. We thank Christopher M. Sullivan, Scott A. Givan, Kristin D. Kasschau, Edwards Allen and Jason S. Cumbie for productive discussions and advice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Botany and Plant PathologyCenter for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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