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MicroRNA 157-targeted SPL genes regulate floral organ size and ovule production in cotton

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Nian Liu, Lili Tu, Lichen Wang, Haiyan Hu,Jiao Xu and Xianlong Zhang.2017.BMC Plant Biology


microRNAs (miRNAs) have been involved in regulation of diverse spectrum of plant development processes in many species. In cotton, few miRNAs have been well characterised in floral organ development. Floral organ, which should be finely tuned, is a crucial factor affecting the yield of cotton. Therefore, it is well worth revealing the function of miRNAs in regulation of floral organ development. Here, we report the role of miRNA156/157 in regulation of floral organ size in cotton.

DOI: 10.1186/s12870-016-0969-z