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Plant Long Noncoding RNAs: New Players in the Field of Post-Transcriptional Regulations

Abstract : The first reference to the “C-value paradox” reported an apparent imbalance between organismal genome size and morphological complexity. Since then, next-generation sequencing has revolutionized genomic research and revealed that eukaryotic transcriptomes contain a large fraction of non-protein-coding components. Eukaryotic genomes are pervasively transcribed and noncoding regions give rise to a plethora of noncoding RNAs with undeniable biological functions. Among them, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) seem to represent a new layer of gene expression regulation, participating in a wide range of molecular mechanisms at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. In addition to their role in epigenetic regulation, plant lncRNAs have been associated with the degradation of complementary RNAs, the regulation of alternative splicing, protein sub-cellular localization, the promotion of translation and protein post-translational modifications. In this review, we report and integrate numerous and complex mechanisms through which long noncoding transcripts regulate post-transcriptional gene expression in plants.
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Camille Fonouni-Farde, Federico Ariel, Martin Crespi. Plant Long Noncoding RNAs: New Players in the Field of Post-Transcriptional Regulations. Non-Coding RNA, MDPI, 2021, 7 (1), pp.1-15. ⟨10.3390/ncrna7010012⟩. ⟨hal-03334157⟩



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