RNA commutes to work: Regulation of plant gene expression by systemically transported RNA molecules

Shoko Ueki, Vitaly Citovsky

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Abstract

Although long-distance movement of endogenous mRNAs in plants is well established, the functional contributions of these transported RNA molecules has remained unclear. In a recent report, Kim et al. showed that systemically transported mRNA is capable of causing phenotypic change in developing tissue. Here, this finding and its significance are reviewed and discussed in detail. In addition, in order to give proper perspective, long-distance transport of other types of RNAs, e.g., RNA elicitors of post-transcriptional gene silencing and RNA genomes of plant viruses, and its possible regulation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1087-1090
Number of pages4
JournalBioEssays
Volume23
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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