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Cell. 2007 Feb 23;128(4):641-5.

Paramutation: from maize to mice.

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  • 1BIO5 Institute and Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA.


Paramutation is the epigenetic transfer of information from one allele of a gene to another to establish a state of gene expression that is heritable for generations. RNA has recently emerged as a prominent mediator of this remarkable phenomenon in both maize and mice.

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