miRBase entry: ath-MIR164a

Stem-loop ath-MIR164a

Arabidopsis thaliana ath-MIR164a precursor miRNA
Gene family
MIPF0000045; MIR164

Literature search
42 open access papers mention ath-MIR164a
(277 sentences)



       aau   c            CA   C         ccaa    ---c   a 
gggugag   cuc auguUGGAGAAG  GGG ACGUGCAaa    caaa    acg a
|||||||   ||| ||||||||||||  ||| |||||||||    ||||    ||| a
cccacuu   gag uacaaccucuuc  uuc ugcacguuu    guuu    ugc u
       cuc   -            aa   a         auuc    acuc   c 

Annotation confidence Not enough data
Do you think this miRNA is real?
MIR164a is thought to target mRNAs coding for NAC domain containing proteins such as Cup-Shaped Cotyledon 2 (CUC2) which is required for shoot apical meristem formation [2].

Genome context
chr2: 19520752-19520864 [+]

Database links

Mature ath-miR164a

Accession MIMAT0000185
Description Arabidopsis thaliana ath-miR164a mature miRNA
Evidence experimental
cloned [1,3], Northern [1], 5'RACE [3], 454 [4-5], MPSS [4], Illumina [6]


  1. PubMed ID: 12101121
    MicroRNAs in plants
    "Reinhart BJ, Weinstein EG, Rhoades MW, Bartel B, Bartel DP"
    "Genes Dev (2002) 16:1616-1626

  2. PubMed ID: 12202040
    Prediction of plant microRNA targets
    "Rhoades MW, Reinhart BJ, Lim LP, Burge CB, Bartel B, Bartel DP"
    "Cell (2002) 110:513-520

  3. PubMed ID: 16040653
    Expression of Arabidopsis MIRNA genes
    "Xie Z, Allen E, Fahlgren N, Calamar A, Givan SA, Carrington JC"
    "Plant Physiol (2005) 138:2145-2154

  4. PubMed ID: 16954541
    MicroRNAs and other small RNAs enriched in the Arabidopsis RNA-dependent RNA polymerase-2 mutant
    "Lu C, Kulkarni K, Souret FF, MuthuValliappan R, Tej SS, Poethig RS, Henderson IR, Jacobsen SE, Wang W, Green PJ, Meyers BC"
    "Genome Res (2006) 16:1276-1288

  5. PubMed ID: 17182867
    A diverse and evolutionarily fluid set of microRNAs in Arabidopsis thaliana
    "Rajagopalan R, Vaucheret H, Trejo J, Bartel DP"
    "Genes Dev (2006) 20:3407-3425

  6. PubMed ID: 19815687
    Hypoxia-responsive microRNAs and trans-acting small interfering RNAs in Arabidopsis
    "Moldovan D, Spriggs A, Yang J, Pogson BJ, Dennis ES, Wilson IW"
    "J Exp Bot (2010) 61:165-177