auuugacu C UU G - uu
acgaaa CGGUUUUCGA UGGUUU ACU gu u
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uguuUU GUCGAAAGUU ACUAGA Uga ca c
-----aac A UU G a ua
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bantam microRNA was predicted independently by two groups using computational approaches [1,2]. Northern blotting confirmed that the strand containing the predicted miR is predominantly expressed. Subsequent cloning studies have independently identified the same miRNA and confirmed the 5' end . A length distribution of 20-23 nt was reported with a 23 nt sequence the most commonly expressed. bantam is reported to promote tissue growth . bantam expression is temporally and spatially regulated in response to patterning cues. bantam microRNA simultaneously stimulates cell proliferation and prevents apoptosis and is predicted to target the pro-apoptotic gene hid .