“Redundant” genes with multiple miRNA target sites within their 3’ UTR. The 362 high probability genes associated with the 34 up-regulated miRNAs (top) and the 101 genes associated with the 8 down-regulated miRNAs (bottom) are graphed according to the number of predicted miRNA:mRNA matches. While most genes are predicted to have been targeted by only a single miRNA, the genes associated with the up-regulated miRNAs show more redundancy, with 27 genes demonstrating ≥ 3 predicted miRNA:mRNA matches.
Yehya et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:154 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-154