Chromosomal imprinting in plants

Martienssen, R. (1998) Chromosomal imprinting in plants. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 8 (2). pp. 240-244. ISSN 0959-437X

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9610416
DOI: 10.1016/s0959-437x(98)80147-0

Abstract

Chromosomal imprints in the broadest sense can arise in somatic as well as germline cells. They can be imposed through the modification of chromosomal proteins or by the modification of chromosomal DNA, and they typically effect the expression of nearby genes. Modification enzymes - such as histone deacetylases and cytosine methyltransferases, as well as chromatin components - are known to play this role in animals and many of these same enzymes and components have been found in plants. Transposable elements are subject to chromosomal imprinting and may play a fundamental role in this process in plant and other eukaryotic genomes. (C) Current Biology Ltd ISSN 0959-437X.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: r-stippled maize dna methylation arabidopsis organization mutant demethylation paramutation endosperm mutations genes
Subjects: organism description > plant > Arabidopsis
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > DNA methylation
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification
organism description > plant > maize
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > Chromatin dynamics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > chromosomes, structure and function
organism description > plant
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Communities: CSHL labs > Martienssen lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2013 16:15
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2013 16:15
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/28986

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