The evolving functions of DNA methylation

ZILBERMAN D. 2008. The evolving functions of DNA methylation. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 11(5), 554–559.

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DNA methylation is an ancient process found in all domains of life. Although the enzymes that mediate methylation have remained highly conserved, DNA methylation has been adapted for a variety of uses throughout evolution, including defense against transposable elements and control of gene expression. Defects in DNA methylation are linked to human diseases, including cancer. Methylation has been lost several times in the course of animal and fungal evolution, thus limiting the opportunity for study in common model organisms. In the past decade, plants have emerged as a premier model system for genetic dissection of DNA methylation. A recent combination of plant genetics with powerful genomic approaches has led to a number of exciting discoveries and promises many more.
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2008-10-01
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Current Opinion in Plant Biology
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11
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5
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554-559
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ZILBERMAN D. The evolving functions of DNA methylation. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 2008;11(5):554-559. doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2008.07.004
ZILBERMAN, D. (2008). The evolving functions of DNA methylation. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. Elsevier . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2008.07.004
ZILBERMAN, Daniel. “The Evolving Functions of DNA Methylation.” Current Opinion in Plant Biology. Elsevier , 2008. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2008.07.004.
D. ZILBERMAN, “The evolving functions of DNA methylation,” Current Opinion in Plant Biology, vol. 11, no. 5. Elsevier , pp. 554–559, 2008.
ZILBERMAN D. 2008. The evolving functions of DNA methylation. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 11(5), 554–559.
ZILBERMAN, Daniel. “The Evolving Functions of DNA Methylation.” Current Opinion in Plant Biology, vol. 11, no. 5, Elsevier , 2008, pp. 554–59, doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2008.07.004.

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