Epigenetic memory in plants
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Iwasaki, M., & Paszkowski, J. (2014). Epigenetic memory in plants. EMBO Journal, 33 1987-1998. https://doi.org/10.15252/embj.201488883
Epigenetics refers to heritable changes in patterns of gene expression that occur without alterations in DNA sequence. The epigenetic mechanisms involve covalent modifications of DNA and histones, which affect transcriptional activity of chromatin. Since chromatin states can be propagated through mitotic and meiotic divisions, epigenetic mechanisms are thought to provide heritable ‘cellular memory’. Here, we review selected examples of epigenetic memory in plants and briefly discuss underlying mechanisms.
epialleles, epigenetics, memory, plants, transposons
This work was supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the European Research Council.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.15252/embj.201488883
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252958