Northern blot analysis of predicted miRNAs. Total RNA (20 μg) from 2-day-old seedlings (Se), 4-week-old adult plants (Pl), root-regenerated calluses (Ca), and mixed-stage flowers (Fl) was resolved in a 15% polyacrylamide/8 M urea gel for northern blot analysis. (a) Hybridization signal from confirmed miRNAs. (b) Antisense and sense oligonucleotides (indicated by AS and S, respectively) were used to confirm the polarity of miR417. (c) Hybridization signal for miR158 and 5S rRNA as indicated. The number next to each panel represents the position of RNA markers in nucleotides. In all cases the number in parentheses indicates the time of film exposure in days.
Wang et al. Genome Biology 2004 5:R65 doi:10.1186/gb-2004-5-9-r65