The RNA world in plants: Post-transcriptional control III

Miller, W. A., Waterhouse, P. M., Brown, J. W. S., & Browning, K. S. (2001) The RNA world in plants: Post-transcriptional control III. Plant Cell, 13(8), pp. 1710-1717.

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Post-transcriptional control of gene expression has gone from a curiosity involving a few special genes to a highly diverse and widespread set of processes that is truly pervasive in plant gene expression. Thus, Plant Cell readers interested in almost any aspect of plant gene expression in response to any environmental influence, or in development, are advised to read on. In May 2001, what has become the de facto third biennial Symposium on Post-Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression in Plants was held in Ames, Iowa. The meeting was hosted by the new Plant Sciences Institute of Iowa State University with additional funding from the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture. In 1997, the annual University of California-Riverside Plant Physiology Symposium was devoted to this topic. This provided a wake-up call to the plant world, summarized in this journal (Gallie and Bailey-Serres, 1997), that not all gene expression is controlled at the level of transcription. This was expanded upon at a European Molecular Biology Organization Workshop in Leysin, Switzerland, in 1999 (Bailey-Serres et al., 1999). The 3-day meeting in Ames brought together a strong and diverse contingent of plant biologists from four continents. The participants represented an unusually heterogeneous group of disciplines ranging from virology to stress response to computational biology. The research approaches and techniques represented were similarly diverse. Here we discuss a sample of the many fascinating aspects of post-transcriptional control that were presented at this meeting; we apologize to those whose work is not described here.

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ID Code: 65819
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Open Access copy of this article is also available via PubMed Central PMCID: PMC526023
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Keywords: messenger RNA, plant RNA, conference paper, gene silencing, metabolism, protein synthesis, RNA processing, RNA splicing, Protein Biosynthesis, RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional, RNA, Messenger, RNA, Plant, PMCID: PMC526023
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.13.8.1710
ISSN: 10404651 (ISSN)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > GENETICS (060400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > PLANT BIOLOGY (060700)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: American Society of Plant Biologists
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2014 02:43
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 02:43

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