Differential processing of miRNAs in response to stress
miRNAs are fundamental endogenous regulators of gene expression in higher organisms. miRNAs modulate multiple biological processes in plants. Consequently, miRNA accumulation is strictly controlled through miRNA precursor accumulation and processing.
Our work is focused in provide new insights regarding the versatility of plant miRNA processing and the mechanisms regulating them as well as the hypothetical mechanism for the response to stress in melon, which is based on the alternative regulation of miRNA biogenesis. Figure