Roles of MicroRNAs in Plant Abiotic Stress

  • Ricky Lewis
  • Venugopal Mendu
  • David Mcnear
  • Guiliang TangEmail author


Regulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) in response to abiotic stresses constitutes a major part of the biology of plant miRNAs. In this chapter, we exclusively review the current progress in the study of roles of miRNAs in plant abiotic stresses. The responses of various miRNAs to different types of abiotic stresses are discussed in detail. Finally, the perspective for application of the related studies and the future of plant biology are briefly presented.


Abiotic Stress Salt Stress Plant miRNAs Plant Abiotic Stress Adaptive Plant Response 
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G.T. is supported by the Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center (KTRDC), the USDA-NRI grants 2006-35301-17115 and 2006-35100-17433, the NSF MCB-0718029 (Subaward No. S-00000260), and an award from the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, under the Contract # KSTC-144-401-08-029.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricky Lewis
    • 1
  • Venugopal Mendu
    • 1
  • David Mcnear
    • 1
  • Guiliang Tang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Plant and Soil Sciences & KTRDCUniversity of Kentucky, Cooper and University DrivesLexingtonUSA

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