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Epigenetics in plants-vernalisation and hybrid vigour

Groszmann, Michael; Greaves, Ian; Albert, Nicolas; Fujimoto, Ryo; Helliwell, Christopher Andrew; Dennis , Elizabeth S; Peacock, W James

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In this review we have analysed two major biological systems involving epigenetic control of gene activity. In the first system we demonstrate the interplay between genetic and epigenetic controls over the transcriptional activity of FLC, a major repressor of flowering in Arabidopsis. FLC is down-regulated by low temperature treatment (vernalisation) releasing the repressor effect on flowering. We discuss the mechanisms of the reduced transcription and the memory of the vernalisation treatment...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50715
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: International journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagrm.2011.03.006

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