Uncovering plant epigenetics - new insights into cytosine methylation in rye genomes

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Kaur, N., Nayakoti, S., Brock, T. and Halford, N. G. 2023. Uncovering plant epigenetics - new insights into cytosine methylation in rye genomes . Journal of Experimental Botany. 74 (12), pp. 3395-3398. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erad144

AuthorsKaur, N., Nayakoti, S., Brock, T. and Halford, N. G.
Abstract

In plants, epigenetic modifications play an important role in the regulation of gene expression under different environmental conditions. Methylated cytosine (5mC) is a modification found in many eukaryotes, including plants. However, the synthesis and function of 5mC oxidation derivatives, which play important roles in mammalian systems, is still questionable in plants. Kalinka et al. (2023) examined four species of rye (Secale spp.) to investigate the presence of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and other 5mC oxidative derivatives. They verified the presence of these derivatives in rye genomes and demonstrated an association with coding regions of DNA, implying a possible role in plant genome regulation.

Keywords5-carboxycytosine; Demethylation; Epigenetics; 5-formylcytosine; 5-hydroxymethylcytosine; Hydroxymethylation; 5-hydroxymethyluracil
Year of Publication2023
JournalJournal of Experimental Botany
Journal citation74 (12), pp. 3395-3398
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erad144
Web address (URL)https://academic.oup.com/jxb/article/74/12/3395/7208830?login=true
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeDefining the signalling network linking pathogen infection and asparagine accumulation in wheat grain
21ENGBIO: Re-engineering amino acid metabolism in wheat grain
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online27 Jun 2023
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISSN0022-0957

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