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Curr Biol. 2004 Mar 9;14(5):R201-3.

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

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Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK. bssrjs@bath.ac.uk

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.

PMID:
15028238
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2004.02.022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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