RNA decay and RNA silencing in plants: Competition or collaboration?

Christie, Michael, Brosnan, Christopher A., Rothnagel, Joseph A. and Carroll, Bernard J. (2011) RNA decay and RNA silencing in plants: Competition or collaboration?. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2 DEC: 99.1-99.7. doi:10.3389/fpls.2011.00099

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Author Christie, Michael
Brosnan, Christopher A.
Rothnagel, Joseph A.
Carroll, Bernard J.
Title RNA decay and RNA silencing in plants: Competition or collaboration?
Journal name Frontiers in Plant Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1664-462X
Publication date 2011-12-22
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3389/fpls.2011.00099
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue DEC
Start page 99.1
End page 99.7
Total pages 7
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher Frontiers Research Foundation
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Initiation of RNA polymerase II transcription signals the beginning of a series of physically and functionally coupled pre-mRNA processing events that transform an RNA transcript into a highly structured, mature ribonucleoprotein complex. With such a complexity of co-transcriptional processes comes the need to identify and degrade improperly processed transcripts. Quality control of mRNA expression primarily involves exonucleolytic degradation of aberrant RNAs. RNA silencing, on the other hand, tends to be viewed separately as a pathway that primarily functions in regulating endogenous gene expression and in genome defense against transposons and viruses. Here, we review current knowledge of these pathways as they exist in plants and draw parallels to similar pathways in other eukaryotes. We then highlight some unexplored overlaps that exist between the RNA silencing and RNA decay pathways of plants, as evidenced by their shared RNA substrates and shared genetic requirements.
Keyword RNA silencing
RNA decay
Aberrant RNA
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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