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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2005 Oct;8(5):553-61.

Epigenetic control of plant development by Polycomb-group proteins.

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Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Biology, University of Edinburgh, Daniel Rutherford Building, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JH, UK. Daniel.Schubert@ed.ac.uk

Abstract

Recent genetic studies indicate that the plant Polycomb-group genes play much broader roles in development than was initially apparent from their single mutant phenotypes. At the mechanistic level, evidence is accumulating that their protein products act together in complexes that direct changes in histone methylation patterns. We discuss recent studies that give clues as to how these epigenetic changes are propagated through mitosis, how they are interpreted, and how they might be reset.

PMID:
16043386
DOI:
10.1016/j.pbi.2005.07.005
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