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Plant Cells Shed Membrane-Bound Bubbles that Are Packed with Tiny RNA Molecules

Baldrich et al. identified membrane vesicles with tiny RNAs The Plant Cell (2019). https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00872 By Roger Innes Background: All cells are defined by an outer membrane, which is made up of a lipid bilayer. Most cells shed small bubbles of membrane called extracellular vesicles…

Pseudogenes in Plants: Their Associations with Long Noncoding RNAs and MicroRNAs

Xie et al. applied a multifaceted approach to study plant pseudogenes, combining RNA-seq, comparative genomics, and molecular biology. They conclude that rapid rewiring of psuedogene transcriptional regulatory regions is a major mechanism driving the origin of novel regulatory modules. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00601 Background:…