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DNA methylation in plants

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Published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. in New York .
Written in English


  • Plant biochemical genetics,
  • DNA -- Methylation

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StatementBoris F. Vanyushin, Vasili V. Ashapkin.
ContributionsAshapkin, Vasili V.
LC ClassificationsQK981.3 .V36 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17049248M
ISBN 109781606920510
LC Control Number2008033202

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DNA methylation is performed by DNA-methyltransferases that catalyze transfer of a methyl group from S-adenosyl-l-methionine to cytosine bases in DNA. 10 Most of mammalian and plant DNA methylation is restricted to symmetrical CG sequences, but plants also have significant levels of cytosine methylation in the symmetric context CHG (where H is. Abstract. DNA in plants is highly methylated, containing 5-methylcytosine (m 5 C) and N 6-methyladenine (m 6 A); m 5 C is located mainly in symmetrical CG and CNG sequences but it may occur also in other non-symmetrical contexts. m 6 A but not m 5 C was found in plant mitochondrial DNA. DNA methylation in plants is species-, tissue-, organelle- and by: This volume provides a variety of protocols to analyze various epigenetic changes, including differential expression of non-coding RNAs, changes in DNA methylation, and histone modifications in plants. Chapters detail protocols with different degrees of complexity, and describe bioinformatics approaches for data processing and analysis. DNA Methylation in Eukaryotes: Regulation and Function the molecular pathways that control DNA methylation patterns in plants, little is known about the mechanisms that shape plant methylomes.

Plants, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal. Dear Colleagues, The open access journal Plants is now accepting submissions for a Special Issue on "DNA Methylation in Plants". This Special Issue will include commissioned topical reviews written by experts in the field. A high degree of nuclear DNA methylation is a specific feature of plant genomes, they do contain 5-methylcytosine (m5C) and N6-methyl adenine. DNA methylation differences were observed at several genes and transposons (Li et al., b). The question of whether there are tissue-specific patterns of DNA methylation in Arabidopsis is now ready to be addressed with the new methods available for isolating DNA from specific tissues and for determining high resolution methylation by: DNA Methylation - From Genomics to Technology. Edited by: Tatiana Tatarinova and Owain Kerton. ISBN , PDF ISBN , Published Cited by:

DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that occurs by the addition of a methyl (CH 3) group to DNA, thereby often modifying the function of the genes and affecting gene expression. The most widely characterized DNA methylation process is the covalent addition of the methyl group at the 5-carbon of the cytosine ring resulting in 5. from book Plant Epigenetics. In this chapter, we overview the salient features of miRNA-directed DNA methylation in plants and discuss several intricacies of such an event. Methylation of genes influences the regulation of transcription of genes. Methylation of cytosine residues in DNA is a means of “silencing” genes that are not needed by a particular cell. Methylated genes cannot be transcribed, but must be demethylated first, a relatively laborious and time-consuming process for . Aug 01,  · Abstract. DNA methylation within transcribed genes is commonly found in diverse animals and plants. Here, we provide an overview of recent advances and the remaining mystery regarding intragenic DNA methylation.