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Epigenetics: Imprinting in plants and mammals - the same but different?


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Scott, R. J. and Spielman, M., 2004. Epigenetics: Imprinting in plants and mammals - the same but different? Current Biology, 14 (5), R201-R203.

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http:dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2004.02.022

Abstract

Plants and animals both exhibit parental imprinting, but do they control it the same way? Recent studies show that in Arabidopsis, as in mammals, imprinted alleles are subject to DNA methylation - but, surprisingly, the default state is silence rather than activity.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsScott, R. J.and Spielman, M.
DOI10.1016/j.cub.2004.02.022
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Biology & Biochemistry
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code20644

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