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Tuning the Orchestra: miRNAs in Plant Immunity
- Wang, Wenyi, Galili, Gad
- Trends in plant science 2019
- genes, innate immunity, messenger RNA, microRNA
- miRNAs act as negative modulators of target genes and play key roles in post-transcriptional gene regulation through sequence-specific mRNA cleavage and translational inhibition. Two recent reports highlight the orchestrated role of miRNA2111 and miRNA172b in plant innate immunity [1,2] (Science 2018;362:233–236; Plant Cell 2018;30:2779–2794).