Learning more about how these molecules can affect species in different kingdoms — like plants and insects or plants and humans — could help identify therapeutic applications for cancer treatments or to suppress allergic reactions, Dr. Askenase said. “Some important biological problems could now be addressed with this new knowledge of how nature works,” he said.
Overall, our study uncovered a new layer of caste regulation in which plant RNAs are transmitted between species of different kingdoms, offering hints for understanding cross-kingdom interactions and co-evolution.
I tried to post this comment to the Human Ethology Group (because it refutes all the pseudoscientific nonsense that Jay R. Feierman has been touting since the time he first dismissed my model with his question “What about birds?” (1995)
Global patterns of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance in the context of energy-dependent pheromone-controlled chromosomal inheritance in species from insects to humans have been reported in The Secret Ingredient That Stops Honeybees From Becoming Queens.
See also: Honeybees become workers or queens depending on the plant microRNAs in their diet
My comment to the PLOS Genetics site on Plant microRNAs in larval food regulate honeybee caste development:
Energy as information and constrained endogenous RNA interference
Posted by jvkohl on 01 Sep 2017 at 16:32 GMT
Please consider watching this 7 minute-long virtual conference presentation about how the epigenetic effects of food energy and pheromones are linked from biophysically constrained RNA-mediated cell type differentiation in all living genera via feedback loops and the physiology of reproduction. The feedback loops prevent the virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA that links mutations to all pathology. See: Energy as information and constrained endogenous RNA interference
Apparently, what the NY Times refers to as “The Secret Ingredient” is the anti-entropic virucidal energy of sunlight, which links the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction to all biophysically constrained biodiversity. If so, there are now 64,000 published works indexed on PubMed that establish the fact that microRNAs are not a secret ingredient. They are the link from the creation of the sun to the creation of all biodiversity on Earth. Simply put, they prevent the virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA that links mutations to all pathology.
I will follow up with more details on microRNAs and link the following articles and representations to the claims in my virtual conference presentation, but I’m done working on this today.
Sex differences in microRNA-mRNA networks: examination of novel epigenetic programming mechanisms in the sexually dimorphic neonatal hypothalamus
Hypothalamic stem cells control ageing speed partly through exosomal miRNAs
A microRNA switch regulates the rise in hypothalamic GnRH production before puberty
A regulatory loop between miR-132 and miR-125b involved in gonadotrope cells desensitization to GnRH