Circular RNAs Repertoire and Expression Profile during Brassica rapa Pollen Development
Saeid Babaei, Mohan B Singh, Prem L Bhalla
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES | MDPI | Published : 2021
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are covalently closed RNA molecules generated by the back-splicing of exons from linear precursor mRNAs. Though various linear RNAs have been shown to play important regulatory roles in many biological and developmental processes, little is known about the role of their circular counterparts. In this study, we performed high-throughput RNA sequencing to delineate the expression profile and potential function of circRNAs during the five stages of pollen development in Brassica rapa. A total of 1180 circRNAs were detected in pollen development, of which 367 showed stage-specific expression patterns. Functional enrichment and metabolic pathway analysis showed that the p..View full abstract
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S.B. held the University of Melbourne Research Scholarship during this study. The research support from the ARC (DP0988972) is gratefully acknowledged.