The research team also led the identification and bioinformatics analysis of IncRNAs; they revealed that small peptides might carry relevant biological functions such as regulating organismal development and stress resistances. It has been reported that some small peptides, as the important signalling molecules, could regulate both biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. The findings may open a new research path for future drug and crop improvement.
Lin, X., Lin, W., Ku, Y. S., Wong, F. L., Li, M. W., Lam, H. M., ... & Chan, T. F. (2020). Analysis of Soybean Long Non-coding RNAs Reveals a Subset of Small Peptide-Coding Transcripts. Plant Physiology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.19.01324
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