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Trends Genet. 1997 Aug;13(8):319-23.

DNA methylation and plant development.

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Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA. richards@biodec.wustl.edu

Abstract

The development of genetic tools to alter DNA methylation has led to a deeper understanding of the importance of DNA modification in the life strategies of different eukaryotic organisms. This review focuses on recent findings that demonstrate a role for cytosine methylation in the development of higher plants. The effects of altering DNA modification are considered in the context of unique aspects of plant development.

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PMID:
9260518
DOI:
10.1016/s0168-9525(97)01199-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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