At the basic research level, sequencing the transcriptome of an organism provides a comprehensive resource for further in-depth molecular and functional studies.
Sequencing of mRNA and miRNA using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies (RNA-seq) has the potential to reveal unprecedented complexity of the transcriptomes of many agriculturally important plant and animal species. Transcriptome sequencing enables identification and isolation of genes of interest and affords an opportunity for utilization of favorable genes or alleles.
miRNAs play important roles in plants by regulating a wide range of biological processes, such as development, hormone signaling, and stress response, by inhibiting target genes at the post-transcriptional level. miRNA sequencing in plants can uncover the roles that specific miRNA genes play in traits such as drought tolerance in economically important forage crops. Sequencing plant degradomes enables identification of key miRNA-target regulatory circuits necessary for functions like development and cycles of dormancy.
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