Novel mosquito miRNAs are clustered. A) Predicted pre-miRNA stem-loop structures for cqu-miR-2941-1, cqu-miR-2941-2, and cqu-miR-2952. B) Primer extension analysis confirms miR-2941 expression in total RNA isolated from Cx. quinquefasciatus adult female blood-fed mosquitoes (see Methods). C) Predicted pre-miRNA stem-loop structures for aae-miR-2941-1, and aae-miR-2941-2. As in Figure 4, mature miRNAs are shown in red, and miRNA* strands, when identified in a library, are shown in blue. D) Genomic location of the miR-2941 clusters in the Cx. quinquefasciatus and Ae. aegypti genomes. Numbers on the bottom indicate the nucleotide distance between pri-miRNA stem-loops for each miRNA.
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