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miRNA-Mediated Interactions in and between Plants and Insects

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State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, Centre of Soybean Research, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Key Laboratory of Soil Environment and Plant Nutrition of Heilongjiang Province, Institute of Soil Fertilizer and Environment Resources, Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Harbin 150086, China
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Key Laboratory for Genetics Breeding and Multiple Utilization of Crops, Ministry of Education/College of Crop Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
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Department of Agronomy, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
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Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
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Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G5, Canada
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Department of Biotechnology, Chonnam National University, Yeosu 59626, Korea
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Department of Plant Science, McGill University, 21,111 Lakeshore, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montreal, QC H9X 3V9, Canada
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(10), 3239; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19103239
Received: 17 September 2018 / Revised: 12 October 2018 / Accepted: 15 October 2018 / Published: 19 October 2018
Our understanding of microRNA (miRNA) regulation of gene expression and protein translation, as a critical area of cellular regulation, has blossomed in the last two decades. Recently, it has become apparent that in plant-insect interactions, both plants and insects use miRNAs to regulate their biological processes, as well as co-opting each others’ miRNA systems. In this review article, we discuss the current paradigms of miRNA-mediated cellular regulation and provide examples of plant-insect interactions that utilize this regulation. Lastly, we discuss the potential biotechnological applications of utilizing miRNAs in agriculture. View Full-Text
Keywords: microRNA; plant; insect microRNA; plant; insect
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Li, C.; Wong, A.Y.P.; Wang, S.; Jia, Q.; Chuang, W.-P.; Bendena, W.G.; Tobe, S.S.; Yang, S.H.; Chung, G.; Chan, T.-F.; Lam, H.-M.; Bede, J.C.; Hui, J.H.L. miRNA-Mediated Interactions in and between Plants and Insects. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 3239.

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