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Towards a complete description of the microRNA complement of animal genomes

Julius Brennecke and Stephen M Cohen*

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European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Meyerhofstrasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

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Genome Biology 2003, 4:228  doi:10.1186/gb-2003-4-9-228

Published: 21 August 2003


Recent cloning and computational studies have sought to catalog all the microRNA genes encoded in animal genomes. Here, we highlight recent advances in identifying Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster microRNAs.