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ARGONAUTE10 and ARGONAUTE1 Regulate the Termination of Floral Stem Cells through Two MicroRNAs in Arabidopsis

  • Lijuan Ji,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Xigang Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Jun Yan,

    Affiliation: Gene Suppression Laboratory, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and KTRDC, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Wenming Wang,

    Affiliation: Rice Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, China

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  • Rae Eden Yumul,

    Affiliations: Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America, ChemGen IGERT program, Center for Plant Cell Biology, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Yun Ju Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Thanh Theresa Dinh,

    Affiliations: Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America, ChemGen IGERT program, Center for Plant Cell Biology, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Jun Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Xia Cui,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Binglian Zheng,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Manu Agarwal,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Chunyan Liu,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Xiaofeng Cao,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Guiliang Tang,

    Affiliation: Gene Suppression Laboratory, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and KTRDC, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Xuemei Chen mail

    xuemei.chen@ucr.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Published: March 31, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001358

About the Authors

Lijuan Ji, Xigang Liu, Rae Eden Yumul, Yun Ju Kim, Thanh Theresa Dinh, Jun Liu, Binglian Zheng, Manu Agarwal, Xuemei Chen
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
Jun Yan, Guiliang Tang
Gene Suppression Laboratory, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and KTRDC, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
Wenming Wang
Rice Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, China
Rae Eden Yumul, Thanh Theresa Dinh
ChemGen IGERT program, Center for Plant Cell Biology, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
Xia Cui, Chunyan Liu, Xiaofeng Cao
State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Corresponding Author

Email: xuemei.chen@ucr.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: X Chen, L Ji, X Liu, W Wang, RE Yumul, X Cui, X Cao, G Tang. Performed the experiments: X Chen, L Ji, X Liu, J Yan, W Wang, RE Yumul, YJ Kim, TT Dinh, J Liu, X Cui, B Zheng, M Agarwal, C Liu. Analyzed the data: X Chen, L Ji, X Liu, W Wang, RE Yumul, YJ Kim, TT Dinh, J Liu, B Zheng, M Agarwal, C Liu. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: J Yan, G Tang. Wrote the paper: X Chen, L Ji, RE Yumul.