MicroRNA expression profiles during cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L) fiber early development
Wang, Min; Sun, Runrun; Li, Chao; Wang, Qinglian; Zhang, Baohong
The role of microRNAs (miRNAs) during cotton fiber development remains unclear. Here, a total of 54 miRNAs belonging to 39 families were selected to characterize miRNA regulatory mechanism in eight different fiber development stages in upland cotton cv BM-1. Among 54 miRNAs, 18 miRNAs were involved in cotton fiber initiation and eight miRNAs were related to fiber elongation and secondary wall biosynthesis. Additionally, 3,576 protein-coding genes were candidate target genes of these miRNAs, which are potentially involved in cotton fiber development. We also investigated the regulatory network of miRNAs and corresponding targets in fiber initiation and elongation, and secondary wall formation. Our Gene Ontology-based term classification and KEGG-based pathway enrichment analyses showed that the miRNA targets covered 220 biological processes, 67 molecular functions, 45 cellular components, and 10 KEGG pathways. Three of ten KEGG pathways were involved in lignan synthesis, cell elongation, and fatty acid biosynthesis, all of which have important roles in fiber development. Overall, our study shows the potential regulatory roles of miRNAs in cotton fiber development and the importance of miRNAs in regulating different cell types. This is helpful to design miRNA-based biotechnology for improving fiber quality and yield.
Wang, Min, & Sun, Runrun, & Li, Chao, & Wang, Qinglian, & Zhang, Baohong. (March 2017). MicroRNA expression profiles during cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L) fiber early development. Scientific Reports, (7:1), p.. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8223
Wang, Min, and Sun, Runrun, and Li, Chao, and Wang, Qinglian, and Zhang, Baohong. "MicroRNA expression profiles during cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L) fiber early development". Scientific Reports. 7:1. (.), March 2017. September 23, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8223.
Wang, Min and Sun, Runrun and Li, Chao and Wang, Qinglian and Zhang, Baohong, "MicroRNA expression profiles during cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L) fiber early development," Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (March 2017), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8223 (accessed September 23, 2020).
Wang, Min, Sun, Runrun, Li, Chao, Wang, Qinglian, Zhang, Baohong. MicroRNA expression profiles during cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L) fiber early development. Scientific Reports. March 2017; 7(1) . http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8223. Accessed September 23, 2020.