Small RNA-Regulated Networks and the Evolution of Novel Structures in Plants

Plavskin, Y., Timmermans, M. C. (2013) Small RNA-Regulated Networks and the Evolution of Novel Structures in Plants. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 77. ISSN 00917451 (ISSN)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23302808
DOI: 10.1101/sqb.2013.77.014878

Abstract

The evolution of plants on land has produced a great diversity of organs, tissues, and cell types. Many of the genes identified as having a role in the development of such structures in flowering plants are conserved across all land plants, including in clades that diverged before the evolution of the structure in question. This suggests that novel organs commonly evolve via the cooption of existing developmental gene regulatory networks (GRNs). Although numerous examples of such cooptions have been identified, little is known about why those specific GRNs have been coopted. In this review, we discuss the properties of GRNs that may favor their cooption, as well as the mechanisms by which this can occur, in the context of plant developmental evolution. We especially focus on small RNA (sRNA)-regulated and auxin-signaling GRNs as intriguing models of regulatory network recruitment.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function > gene regulation
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function > gene regulation

bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function
organism description > plant
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > sRNA
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Communities: CSHL labs > Timmermans lab
Watson School > Publications
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2013 19:03
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 20:38
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/28069

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