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Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2004;55:41-68.

DNA methylation and epigenetics.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health , 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.


In many eukaryotes, including plants, DNA methylation provides a heritable mark that guides formation of transcriptionally silent heterochromatin. In plants, aberrant RNA signals direct DNA methylation to target sequences, sometimes appropriately and sometimes inappropriately. This chapter discusses the generation of RNA signals for epigenetic changes, the factors that mediate those changes, and some of the consequences of those changes for plant gene expression and genome integrity.

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