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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010, pp. 39−42
Bioline Code: zr10006
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010, pp. 39−42

 en miRNA System in Unicellular Eukaryotes and Its Evolutionary Implications
Zhang, Yan-Qiong & Wen, Jian-Fan

Abstract

microRNAs (miRNAs) in higher multicellular eukaryotes have been extensively studied in recent years. Great progresses have also been achieved for miRNAs in unicellular eukaryotes. All these studies not only enrich our knowledge about the complex expression regulation system in diverse organisms, but also have evolutionary significance for understanding the origin of this system. In this review, Authors summarize the recent advance in the studies of miRNA in unicellular eukaryotes, including that on the most primitive unicellular eukaryote—Giardia. The origin and evolution of miRNA system is also discussed.

Keywords
Unicellular eukaryotes; miRNA; Giardia; Evolution

 
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