Acta Horticulturae Sinica ›› 2022, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (5): 1145-1161.doi: 10.16420/j.issn.0513-353x.2021-0380

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Advances in miRNA-mediated Growth and Development Regulation in Horticultural Crops

ZHANG Qianwen1, YANG Xihang1, LI Feng1, DENG Yingtian1,2,*()   

  1. 1Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plant Biology,Ministry of Education,Huazhong Agricultural University,College of Horticulture and Forestry Sciences,Wuhan 430070,China
    2Department of Plant Sciences,University of Cambridge,Cambridge CB2 3EA,United Kingdom
  • Received:2021-12-17 Revised:2022-03-07 Online:2022-05-25 Published:2022-05-25
  • Contact: DENG Yingtian


miRNAs(microRNAs)are a class of endogenous non-coding small RNAs found in eukaryotes. They control gene expression by binding to target mRNA based on sequence complementarity,thereby resulting in cleavage or translational inhibition of target mRNA. This review summarizes the critical roles of miRNA in regulating horticultural crops growth and in particular development of roots,leaves,flowers,fruits and other organs.

Key words: horticultural crop, miRNA, regulatory function, growth and development, advance

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