Role of microRNAs involved in plant response to nitrogen and phosphorous limiting conditions.
Giao N Nguyen, Steven J Rothstein, German Spangenberg, Surya Kant
Frontiers in Plant Science | Published : 2015
Plant microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs which target and regulate the expression of genes involved in several growth, development, and metabolism processes. Recent researches have shown involvement of miRNAs in the regulation of uptake and utilization of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) and more importantly for plant adaptation to N and P limitation conditions by modifications in plant growth, phenology, and architecture and production of secondary metabolites. Developing strategies that allow for the higher efficiency of using both N and P fertilizers in crop production is important for economic and environmental benefits. Improved crop varieties with better adaptation ..View full abstract