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Research Article

A Genome-Wide Characterization of MicroRNA Genes in Maize

  • Lifang Zhang,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Jer-Ming Chia,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Sunita Kumari,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Joshua C. Stein,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Zhijie Liu,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Apurva Narechania,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Christopher A. Maher,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Katherine Guill,

    Affiliation: Plant Genetics Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Michael D. McMullen,

    Affiliations: Plant Genetics Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Doreen Ware mail

    Doreen.Ware@ars.usda.gov

    Affiliations: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America, Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: November 20, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000716
  • Published in PLOS Genetics

About the Authors

Lifang Zhang, Jer-Ming Chia, Sunita Kumari, Joshua C. Stein, Zhijie Liu, Apurva Narechania, Christopher A. Maher, Doreen Ware
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America
Katherine Guill, Michael D. McMullen
Plant Genetics Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America
Michael D. McMullen
Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America
Doreen Ware
Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Doreen.Ware@ars.usda.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LZ JMC SK JCS DW. Performed the experiments: LZ JMC SK JCS ZL KG MDM. Analyzed the data: LZ JMC SK JCS AN CAM. Wrote the paper: LZ JMC SK JCS CAM MDM DW.