Entries by Junpeng Zhan

RDR6 is essential for double-strand break formation during male meiosis in rice

Plant RNA-dependent RNA polymerases (RDRs) are essential for the biogenesis of small, interfering RNAs (siRNAs). These polymerases function by converting single-stranded RNA transcripts into double-stranded RNAs, which are processed by Dicer-like ribonucleases into 21- to 24-nucleotide siRNAs (reviewed in Borges and Martienssen, 2015). RDR6 in rice (Oryza sativa) has been shown to be required for […]