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Long noncoding miRNA gene represses wheat {beta}-diketone waxes [Plant Biology]

The cuticle of terrestrial plants functions as a protective barrier against many biotic and abiotic stresses. In wheat and other Triticeae, β-diketone waxes are major components of the epicuticular layer leading to the bluish-white glaucous trait in reproductive-age plants. Glaucousness in durum wheat is controlled by a metabolic gene cluster...

Authors:   Daiqing Huang; J. Allan Feurtado; Mark A. Smith; Leah K. Flatman; Chushin Koh; Adrian J. Cutler
Journal:   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue
Volume:   114
edition:   15
Year:   2017
Pages:   E3149
DOI:   10.1073/pnas.1617483114
Publication date:   11-Apr-2017
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