miR165/166 and the development of land plants
Article first published online: 28 DEC 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Development, Growth & Differentiation © 2011 Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists
Development, Growth & Differentiation
Special Issue: RNA and Development
Volume 54, Issue 1, pages 93–99, January 2012
How to Cite
Sakaguchi, J. and Watanabe, Y. (2012), miR165/166 and the development of land plants. Development, Growth & Differentiation, 54: 93–99. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-169X.2011.01318.x
- Issue published online: 16 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 28 DEC 2011
- Received 31 August 2011; revised 1 November 2011; accepted 1 November 2011.
- HD-ZIP III transcriptional factors;
- mobile small RNA;
- non-cell autonomous movement
In the developmental process of plant cells, cell fate is determined by expression of specific genes. Their expressions are directed by specific transcriptional regulators and positional signals that convey the locations of respective cells along various body axes, including proximal–distal, adaxial–abaxial and medial–lateral axes. Recently it was reported that some small regulatory RNAs work in a non-cell-autonomous fashion and provide neighboring cells with positional signals. Among such small RNAs, we will review unique biological features of microRNA 165/166 widely involved in plant development.