Bipartite network visualization of the regulatory relationship between miRNAs and abiotic stresses in the commercial crop Oryza sativa (Asian rice). In the network, squares and circles correspond to stresses and miRNAs, respectively. A link was placed between stresses and miRNAs indicating miRNA involvement in the regulation of a specific abiotic stress response. The outlined red, outlined blue, and solid purple of the circle denote different miRNA expression pattern (up-regulated, down-regulated and combined, respectively) in different stress conditions, respectively. Notably, a family-like miRNA identifier (e.g., osa-miR172) with expression pattern assignment will denote the regulatory pattern of an unspecified family member.
Zhang et al. BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:33 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-13-33