Trends in Plant Science, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 357-360
Circular RNAs (circ-RNAs), a novel class of noncoding RNAs, are a popular topic in animal research because they have potential as post-transcriptional regulators and diagnostic markers. Research in plants is only now emerging, but indicates that circ-RNAs could also be a crucial class of noncoding regulators.