Assessment of RNAi-induced silencing in banana (Musa spp.)
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Dang Thi Tuong Vi; Windelinckx, S.; Henry, I.; De Coninck, B.; Cammue, B.P.A.; Swennen, R.; Remy, S. -2014-Assessment of RNAi-induced silencing in banana (Musa spp.)-BMC Research Notes 7:655 -
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In plants, RNA- based gene silencing mediated by small RNAs functions at the transcriptional or post-transcriptional level to negatively regulate target genes, repetitive sequences, viral RNAs and/or transposon elements. Post-transcriptional gene silencing (PTGS) or the RNA interference (RNAi) approach has been achieved in a wide range of plant species for inhibiting the expression of target genes by generating double-stranded RNA (dsRNA). However, to our knowledge, successful RNAi-application to knock-down endogenous genes has not been reported in the important staple food crop banana.