Small RNA blot analysis of miRNA accumulation in cotton leaves, fiber-bearing ovules, and fibers (n = 2). U6 or tRNAs were used as hybridization and RNA loading controls. Gh-miRNAs are shown on the right. TM-1, G. hirsutum cv. TM-1; D1, G. thurberi; A2, G. arboreum; N1, N1N1 lintless mutant of TM-1; -1 and -3, 1 and 3 days prior to anthesis, respectively; 0, on the day of anthesis; +1, +3, and +5, 1, 3, and 5 days post-anthesis (DPA), respectively; +7 and +10, fibers harvested at 7 and 10 DPA, respectively; L, leaves; P, petals. Note that doublets in miR167 were probably produced from precursors of multiple miRNA loci in cotton. The levels of Gh-miR2950 were very low and not quantified. A fragment present in fiber in the Gh-miR2950 blot was larger than 21 nucleotides and probably an artifact.