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Research Article

Production and Processing of siRNA Precursor Transcripts from the Highly Repetitive Maize Genome

  • Christopher J. Hale,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Karl F. Erhard Jr.,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Damon Lisch,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Jay B. Hollick mail

    hollick@nature.berkeley.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 14, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000598

About the Authors

Christopher J. Hale, Karl F. Erhard Jr., Damon Lisch, Jay B. Hollick
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hollick@nature.berkeley.edu

Competing Interests

Germplasm containing mutations in the rmr1, rmr6 (rpd1), and mop1 (rdr2) genes is covered by US patent 07264970 awarded to the Regents of the University of California.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CJH JBH. Performed the experiments: CJH KFE DL JBH. Analyzed the data: CJH KFE JBH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CJH DL JBH. Wrote the paper: CJH JBH.