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Heritable epigenetic variation among maize inbreds

Eichten, Steve R.; Swanson-Wagner, Ruth A.; Schnable, James C.; Waters, Amanda J.; Hermanson, Peter J.; Liu, Sanzhen; Yeh, Cheng-Ting; Jia, Yi; Gendler, Karla; Freeling, Michael; Schnable, Patrick S.; Vaughn, Matthew W.; Springer, Nathan M.


Epigenetic variation describes heritable differences that are not attributable to changes in DNA sequence. There is the potential for pure epigenetic variation that occurs in the absence of any genetic change or for more complex situations that involve both genetic and epigenetic differences. Methylation of cytosine residues provides one mechanism for the inheritance of epigenetic information. A genome-wide profiling of DNA methylation in two different genotypes of Zea mays (ssp. mays), an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-11-17
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Genetics
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002372


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