Vive la différence: biogenesis and evolution of microRNAs in plants and animals
1 Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, 208 Mueller Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA
2 Department of Developmental Biology, Sloan-Kettering Institute, 1275 York Avenue, Box 252, New York, NY 10065, USA
Genome Biology 2011, 12:221 doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-4-221Published: 28 April 2011
MicroRNAs are pervasive in both plants and animals, but many aspects of their biogenesis, function and evolution differ. We reveal how these differences contribute to characteristic features of microRNA evolution in the two kingdoms.