Genetic and epigenetic variation of transposable elements in Arabidopsis

Underwood, Charles J., Henderson, Ian R., Martienssen, Robert A. (April 2017) Genetic and epigenetic variation of transposable elements in Arabidopsis. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 36. pp. 135-141. ISSN 1369-5266

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28343122
DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2017.03.002

Abstract

Transposable elements are mobile genetic elements that are prevalent in plant genomes and are silenced by epigenetic modification. Different epigenetic modification pathways play distinct roles in the control of transposable element transcription, replication and recombination. The Arabidopsis genome contains families of all of the major transposable element classes, which are differentially enriched in particular genomic regions. Whole genome sequencing and DNA methylation profiling of hundreds of natural Arabidopsis accessions has revealed that transposable elements exhibit significant intraspecific genetic and epigenetic variation, and that genetic variation often underlies epigenetic variation. Together, epigenetic modification and the forces of selection define the scope within which transposable elements can contribute to, and control, genome evolution.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > plant > Arabidopsis
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 > DNA expression > transposable elements
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Communities: CSHL labs > Martienssen lab
Watson School > Publications
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: April 2017
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 20:51
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 14:37
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/34295

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