Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2020, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (6): 768-776.DOI: 10.11983/CBB20098

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Transposon-derived Long Noncoding RNA in Plants

Yijun Wang1,2,*(), Yali Wang1,2, Yudong Chen1,2   

  1. 1Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Crop Genomics and Molecular Breeding/Key Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics of the Ministry of Education/Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Physiology, College of Agriculture, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
    2Jiangsu Co-Innovation Center for Modern Production Technology of Grain Crops, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
  • Received:2020-05-26 Accepted:2020-09-03 Online:2020-11-01 Published:2020-11-11
  • Contact: Yijun Wang


Transposable element (TE), core component of the genome, influences genome structure and stability. Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) modulates diverse biological events at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. TE and lncRNA are major driving forces of evolution. Emerging evidence has revealed the wide distribution of lncRNA that harbors TE. In this review, we first briefly introduce the methodologies of identification and functional analysis of plant lncRNA. We focus on the distribution and function of transposable element-derived lncRNA (TE-lncRNA). Finally, we discuss the regulatory mechanism, epigenetic modification, and breeding potential of TE-lncRNA in plants.

Key words: transposable element, long noncoding RNA, transposon-derived lncRNA, plant