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Publication Date: 2014-08-07

Journal Title: EMBO Journal

Publisher: EMBO Press

Volume: 33

Pages: 1987-1998

Language: English

Type: Article

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Citation: Iwasaki, M., & Paszkowski, J. (2014). Epigenetic memory in plants. EMBO Journal, 33 1987-1998.

Description: This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from EMBO Press via http://dx.doi.org/10.15252/embj.201488883

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: epialleles, epigenetics, memory, plants, transposons

Sponsorship: This work was supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the European Research Council.


This record's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.15252/embj.201488883https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252958

Author: Iwasaki, MayumiPaszkowski, Jerzy

Source: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252958


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