Epigenetic landscape of germline specific genes in the sporophyte cells of Arabidopsis thaliana
Chol Hee Jung, Martin O'Brien, Mohan B Singh, Prem L Bhalla
Frontiers in Plant Science | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2015
In plants, the germline lineages arise in later stages of life cycle as opposed to animals where both male and female germlines are set aside early in development. This developmental divergence is associated with germline specific or preferential expression of a subset of genes that are normally repressed for the rest of plant life cycle. The gene regulatory mechanisms involved in such long-term suppression and short-term activation in plant germline remain vague. Thus, we explored the nature of epigenetic marks that are likely associated with long-term gene repression in the non-germline cells. We accessed available Arabidopsis genome-wide DNA methylation and histone modification data and q..View full abstract
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Financial support from the Australian Research Council in the form of the ARC Discovery grants ARC DP0988972 and ARCDP1097262 is gratefully acknowledged.