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Research Article

Role of Transposon-Derived Small RNAs in the Interplay between Genomes and Parasitic DNA in Rice

  • Misuzu Nosaka,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Mechanisms and Functions, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

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  • Jun-Ichi Itoh,

    Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Yasuo Nagato,

    Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Akemi Ono,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Mechanisms and Functions, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

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  • Aiko Ishiwata,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Mechanisms and Functions, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

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  • Yutaka Sato mail

    ysato@agr.nagoya-u.ac.jp

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Mechanisms and Functions, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Japan

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  • Published: September 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002953

About the Authors

Misuzu Nosaka, Akemi Ono, Aiko Ishiwata, Yutaka Sato
Department of Biological Mechanisms and Functions, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Jun-Ichi Itoh, Yasuo Nagato
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Yutaka Sato
PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: ysato@agr.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MN YS. Performed the experiments: MN J-II AI AO YS. Analyzed the data: MN YS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YN. Wrote the paper: MN YS.