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Silencing signals in plants: a long journey for small RNAs

Attila Molnar*, Charles Melnyk and David C Baulcombe

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Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EA, UK

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Genome Biology 2011, 12:215  doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-12-219

Published: 11 January 2011


Recent research shows that short RNA molecules act as mobile signals that direct mRNA cleavage and DNA methylation in recipient cells.