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Identification and comparative analysis of drought-associated microRNAs in two cowpea genotypes

Blanca E Barrera-Figueroa12, Lei Gao1, Ndeye N Diop1, Zhigang Wu1, Jeffrey D Ehlers1, Philip A Roberts1, Timothy J Close1, Jian-Kang Zhu13 and Renyi Liu1*

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1 Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA

2 Departamento de Biotecnologia, Universidad del Papaloapan, Tuxtepec Oaxaca 68301, Mexico

3 Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

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BMC Plant Biology 2011, 11:127  doi:10.1186/1471-2229-11-127

Published: 17 September 2011

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MiRNAs that were identified in cowpea. Detailed information of the predicted cowpea miRNAs and their targets.

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Predicted hairpin structures of nine genotype-specific miRNAs. Predicted structures of nine genotype-specific miRNAs with mature miRNAs marked in green.

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Mapping of small RNA reads from four libraries to the precursors of nine genotype-specific miRNAs. Each figure shows the precursor sequence, predicted hairpin structure, and how each unique read was mapped to the precursor.

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Drought-associated miRNAs in cowpea. Detailed information of drought-associated miRNAs and their targets.

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Other conserved miRNAs that were expressed in cowpea. Three conserved miRNAs and their expression values in two cowpea genotypes under two growth conditions.

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