RNA silencing platforms in plants

FEBS Lett. 2005 Oct 31;579(26):5982-7. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2005.08.014. Epub 2005 Aug 22.


Since the discovery of RNAi, its mechanism in plants and animals has been intensively studied, widely exploited as a research tool, and used for a number of potential commercial applications. In this article, we discuss the platforms for delivering RNAi in plants. We provide a brief background to these platforms and concentrate on discussing the more recent advances, comparing the RNAi technologies used in plants with those used in animals, and trying to predict the ways in which RNAi technologies may further develop.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • DNA / chemistry
  • Gene Silencing
  • Gene Transfer Techniques*
  • Genes, Plant
  • Genetic Techniques
  • Genetic Vectors
  • MicroRNAs / chemistry
  • Plant Viruses / genetics
  • Plasmids / metabolism
  • RNA Interference*
  • RNA, Double-Stranded
  • RNA, Plant / genetics*
  • RNA, Small Interfering / metabolism
  • RNA-Induced Silencing Complex
  • Transgenes


  • MicroRNAs
  • RNA, Double-Stranded
  • RNA, Plant
  • RNA, Small Interfering
  • RNA-Induced Silencing Complex
  • DNA