What is it about?
A deeply conserved plant microRNA that is likely important for purple pigmentation and fruit development
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Why is it important?
timely focus on nutraceutical production; compounds that account for 20% of the carbon fixed by plants to make secondary metabolites like flavonoids, stilbenes, anthocyanins, pathogen-defensive phytoalexins, structural lignin, and tannins. Anthocyanins contribute attractive colors to fruits and flowers that aid in seed and pollen dispersal and are important for human heath, having anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties.
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This page is a summary of: A role for MIR828 in pineapple fruit development, F1000Research, January 2020, Faculty of 1000, Ltd., DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.21779.1.
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