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Long noncoding RNA transcriptome of plants
- Liu, Jun, Wang, Huan, Chua, Nam‐Hai
- Plant biotechnology journal 2015 v.13 no.3 pp. 319-328
- crops, non-coding RNA, stress response, transcriptome
- Since their discovery more than two decades ago, animal long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as important regulators of many biological processes. Recently, a large number of lncRNAs have also been identified in higher plants, and here, we review their identification, classification and known regulatory functions in various developmental events and stress responses. Knowledge gained from a deeper understanding of this special group of noncoding RNAs may lead to biotechnological improvement of crops. Some possible examples in this direction are discussed.