We are interested in the functions of plant small RNAs with focus on micro-RNAs (miRNAs).
miRNAs play important regulatory roles in plant development, stress and metabolism by negatively regulating gene expression.
Central goal of our research is to elucidate the roles of plant miRNAs and their target mRNAs in fruit development and ripening and to utilize this knowledge for biotechnological improvement of agricultural crops.
Toward this goal, we study the involvement of miRNAs and their corresponding targets in tomato flower and fruit development and the effects of their de-regulation on flower and fruit phenotypes.
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