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Mobile small RNAs: Sperm–companion communication

A series of genetic experiments demonstrates that small RNAs can direct gene silencing within germ cells in a non-cell-autonomous manner. This provides evidence for how plant germ and non-germ cells may communicate to maintain genome integrity during reproductive transitions.

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  1. Michael D. Nodine is in the Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3, 1030 Vienna, Austria.

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