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Functional analysis of a miRNA target gene from sugarcane

Grant number: 11/23304-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Plant Genetics
Principal Investigator:Marcelo Menossi Teixeira
Grantee:Jennifer Ribeiro Paiva
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Drought is a major abiotic stress in plants and affects the productivity of sugarcane. Our research group has identified several miRNA repressed by drought in sugarcane plants grown in the field, indicating that their targets have increased expression in this condition. This project aims to produce transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana overexpressing a sugarcane gene that is a target of a miRNA identified in our studies.(AU)

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