What are Micropeptides?

Micropeptides are short natural peptide molecules, typically made of 10 to 20 amino-acids, that target and regulate plant genes or proteins. miPEPs is one example of micropeptides that are produced by plant cells to regulate the expression of their microRNAs, which are themselves key regulators of physiological functions. As they naturally rapidly degrade in soils, micropeptides are safe for humans and the environment.