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miR396-GRF Modules: A New Prospective on Rice Molecular Breeding

Lingtong Liu, Tai Wang*   

  1. Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
  • Online:2016-03-01 Published:2016-03-31
  • Contact: Tai Wang


Grain size and number of spikelets are major factors controlling rice yield. The miR396-GRF module plays multifaceted roles in the growth and development of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and rice (Oryza sativa). Recently, Chinese scientists have revealed novel insights into the role of miR396-GRF modules in controlling grain size and number of spikelets in rice.