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Genome Biol. 2017 May 9;18(1):87. doi: 10.1186/s13059-017-1230-2.

An evolutionary case for functional gene body methylation in plants and animals.

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1
John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK. daniel.zilberman@jic.ac.uk.
2
University of California, 211 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA. daniel.zilberman@jic.ac.uk.

Abstract

Methylation in the bodies of active genes is common in animals and vascular plants. Evolutionary patterns indicate homeostatic functions for this type of methylation.

PMID:
28486944
PMCID:
PMC5423413
DOI:
10.1186/s13059-017-1230-2
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