miRBase entry: ath-MIR397b

Stem-loop ath-MIR397b

Arabidopsis thaliana ath-MIR397b precursor miRNA
Gene family
MIPF0000120; MIR397

Literature search
11 open access papers mention ath-MIR397b
(31 sentences)



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  gaa gaacaU AUUGAGUGCA CGUUGAUGua    uacuu uuuua    auu u
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  cuu uuugua uaacuuacgu gcgacuauau    augaa gaaau    uaa u
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Annotation confidence Not enough data
Do you think this miRNA is real?
This sequence belongs to the miR397 family of miRNAs, which are predicted to target mRNAs coding for laccases and beta-6 tubulin [1].

Genome context
chr4: 7878652-7878760 [-]
Clustered miRNAs
3 other miRNAs are < 10 kb from ath-MIR397b
Name Accession Chromosome Start End Strand Confidence

Database links

Mature ath-miR397b

Accession MIMAT0000947
Description Arabidopsis thaliana ath-miR397b mature miRNA
Evidence experimental
5'RACE [1,3], PCR [1], cloned [2], Northern [2], 454 [4-5]


  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. PubMed ID: 15200956
    Computational identification of plant microRNAs and their targets, including a stress-induced miRNA
    "Jones-Rhoades MW, Bartel DP"
    "Mol Cell (2004) 14:787-799

  5. PubMed ID: 15258262
    Novel and stress-regulated microRNAs and other small RNAs from Arabidopsis
    "Sunkar R, Zhu JK"
    "Plant Cell (2004) 16:2001-2019