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Fly piRNA biogenesis: tap dancing with Tej

Published inBMC biology, vol. 12, no. 1
Publication date2014-10-06
First online date2014-10-06
Abstract

Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) protect animal germlines from the deleterious effects of transposon activity. Unlike other small RNA classes like microRNAs (miRNAs) and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), an exceptionally large number of factors are implicated in the biogenesis of piRNAs. Kai et al. have now added another one to this growing list, which we discuss in the overall context of our current knowledge of the piRNA biogenesis pathway in the Drosophila ovarian germline.

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YANG, Zhaolin, PILLAI, Ramesh. Fly piRNA biogenesis: tap dancing with Tej. In: BMC biology, 2014, vol. 12, n° 1. doi: 10.1186/s12915-014-0077-1
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