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Sex specific expression and distribution of small RNAs in papaya

Rishi Aryal1, Guru Jagadeeswaran2, Yun Zheng3, Qingyi Yu45, Ramanjulu Sunkar2* and Ray Ming15*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA

3 Faculty of Life Science and Technology, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, Yunnan 650500, China

4 Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, Texas A&M University System, Dallas, TX 75252, USA

5 FAFU and UIUC-SIB Joint Center for Genomics and Biotechnology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002, China

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BMC Genomics 2014, 15:20  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-20

Published: 13 January 2014

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Summary of the sRNA reads mapped to the papaya sex chromosomes. Figure S1. Distribution of purine-rich and pyrimidine-rich sequences in the sRNA libraries. Figure S2. Frequency of different nucleotides en each position of 21 and 24nt sequences. Figure S3. Precursor fold back structures of the newly identified miRNAs in papaya.

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