Rosetta Green IDs New Corn microRNAs | GenomeWeb

Rosetta Genomics subsidiary Rosetta Green said this week that it has discovered new corn plant microRNA sequences that “may contribute to improved tolerance to environmental stress, including resistance to salinity and temperature, as well as increased fertilizer use efficiency.”

The company said that these miRNAs may prove commercially valuable “since corn is one of the most common crops in the world, with its seeds being used for both human and animal consumption, as well as for production of alternative fuels.”

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