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Researchers Identify Key Cellular Organelle Involved in Gene Silencing


April 25, 2013

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How exactly microRNAs repress target gene expression is not well understood. A team of scientists led by the University of California, Riverside, geneticists has conducted a study on plants that shows that the site of action of the repression of target gene expression occurs on the endoplasmic reticulum, a cellular organelle that is an interconnected network of membranes.Full Story

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