Epigenetic interactions between transposons and genes: lessons from plants

Weil, C., Martienssen, R. (April 2008) Epigenetic interactions between transposons and genes: lessons from plants. Current opinion in genetics & development, 18 (2). pp. 188-92. ISSN 0959-437X (Print)0959-437X (Linking)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18339541
DOI: 10.1016/j.gde.2008.01.015

Abstract

Transposons replicate, increase in copy number and persist in nature by moving, but insertion into genes is generally mutagenic. There is thus a strong selection for transposons that can achieve a balance between their own replication and minimal damage to their host. Epigenetic regulation proves to be a widespread way to achieve this balance, quieting transposition on the one hand, yet reversible on the other. As our understanding of epigenetics improves, the subtleties and the scope of how transposons can affect gene expression, both directly and indirectly, are becoming clearer.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals Chromatin genetics DNA Transposable Elements genetics Epigenesis Genetic genetics Gene Amplification genetics Genome Plant genetics Humans Plants genetics
Subjects: bioinformatics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > epigenetics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > epigenetics

bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function
organism description > plant
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > transposons
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Communities: CSHL labs > Martienssen lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: April 2008
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 21:18
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2013 21:18
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/27522

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