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Research Project: Soybean Seed Quality Improvement through Translational Genomics

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Title: Dynamic DNA methylation in plant growth and development

item BARTELS, ARTHUR - St Louis University
item HAN, QIANG - St Louis University
item NAIR, POOJA - St Louis University
item STACEY, LIAM - St Louis University
item GAYNIER, HANNAH - St Louis University
item MOSLEY, MATTHEW - St Louis University
item HUANG, QI-QIANG - St Louis University
item PEARSON, JACOB - St Louis University
item HSIEH, TZUNG-FU - St Louis University
item An, Yong-Qiang - Charles
item XIAO, WENYAN - St Louis University

Submitted to: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/20/2018
Publication Date: 7/23/2018
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Citation: Bartels, A., Han, Q., Nair, P., Stacey, L., Gaynier, H., Mosley, M., Huang, Q., Pearson, J., Hsieh, T., An, Y., Xiao, W. 2018. Dynamic DNA methylation in plant growth and development. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19(7):2144.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: DNA methylation is a process by which methyl groups are added to the DNA molecule. Methylation can change the activity of a DNA segment without changing the sequence. The epigenetic modification plays a critical role in regulating many plant growth and developmental processes important to crop production. It is also involved in a number of key molecular processes such as regulating gene expression and maintaining genome stability. This review describes variation of DNA methylation in different plant species, organs, tissues, and cells, and their potential regulatory functions. Recent progress in understanding dynamics of DNA methylation during seed development is also reviewed.