Table 3

Predicted target functions for the identified cotton conserved candidate miRNAs.

Gene function

Number of targets


Regulation of transcription

54

Oxidation reduction

13

Transporter

11

Metabolism

6

Transcription

6

Proteolysis

5

Signal transduction

5

Lipid metabolism

4

Stress response

4

Other

11

Total

119


Targets were predicted for the identified conserved miRNA (see Additional file 4) and grouped by the biological function of the proteins they encode for, as described by UniProt http://www.uniprot.org/ webcite. Transcripts coding for proteins involved in the regulation of transcription were prevalent.

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