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Molecular Control by Non-coding RNAs During Fruit Development: From Gynoecium Patterning to Fruit Ripening

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de Oliveira Correa, Joao Paulo [1] ; Silva, Eder M. [1, 2] ; Nogueira, Fabio T. S. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, ESALQ, Dept Biol Sci LCB, Lab Mol Genet Plant Dev, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Energia Nucl Agr, Lab Plant Genet Improvement, Piracicaba - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE; v. 9, NOV 30 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Fruits are originated from the transition of a quiescent ovary to a fast-growing young fruit. The evolution of reproductive structures such as ovary and fruit has made seed dispersal easier, which is a key process for reproductive success in flowering plants. The complete fruit development and ripening are characterized by a remarkable phenotypic plasticity which is orchestrated by a myriad of genetic factors. In this context, transcriptional regulation by non-coding small (i.e., microRNAs) and long (lncRNAs) RNAs underlies important mechanisms controlling reproductive organ development. These mechanisms may act together and interact with other pathways (i.e., phytohormones) to regulate cell fate and coordinate reproductive organ development. Functional genomics has shown that non-coding RNAs regulate a diversity of developmental reproductive stages, from carpel formation and ovary development to the softening of the ripe/ripened fruit. This layer of transcriptional control has been associated with ovule, seed, and fruit development as well as fruit ripening, which are crucial developmental processes in breeding programs because of their relevance for crop production. The final ripe fruit is the result of a process under multiple levels of regulation, including mechanisms orchestrated by microRNAs and lncRNAs. Most of the studies we discuss involve work on tomato and Arabidopsis. In this review, we summarize non-coding RNA-controlled mechanisms described in the current literature that act coordinating the main steps of gynoecium development/patterning and fruit ripening. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/17892-7 - Functional study of the miR159- and miR319-regulated pathways during tomato flower and fruit development
Grantee:Fabio Tebaldi Silveira Nogueira
Support type: Regular Research Grants