Epigenetics in Plants of Agronomic Importance: Fundamentals and Applications

Transcriptional Regulation and Chromatin Remodelling in Plants

  • Raúl Alvarez-Venegas
  • Clelia De-la-Peña
  • Juan Armando Casas-Mollano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Iva Mozgova, Pawel Mikulski, Ales Pecinka, Sara Farrona
    Pages 1-64
  3. Michael R. Roberts, Ana López Sánchez
    Pages 65-113
  4. Peter Ryder, Peter C. McKeown, Antoine Fort, Charles Spillane
    Pages 129-147
  5. Marlon S. Zambrano-Mila, Maria J. Aldaz-Villao, Juan Armando Casas-Mollano
    Pages 185-222
  6. Odalys Torres, Sofía Abad-Sojos, Karen Sánchez, Raquel F. Carvalho, Sofia D. Carvalho
    Pages 223-246
  7. Alberto Cristian López-Calleja, Juan Carlos Vizuet-de-Rueda, Raúl Alvarez-Venegas
    Pages 267-289
  8. Celso Gaspar Litholdo Jr., Cécile Bousquet-Antonelli
    Pages 291-310
  9. Brenda A. López-Ruiz, Vasti T. Juárez-González, Eduardo Luján-Soto, Tzvetanka D. Dinkova
    Pages 311-338
  10. Fátima Duarte-Aké, Geovanny Nic-Can, Clelia De-la-Peña
    Pages 339-354
  11. María Carbó, Carolina Iturra, Barbara Correia, Francisco J. Colina, Mónica Meijón, Jose M. Álvarez et al.
    Pages 381-403
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 405-415

About this book


Over the past few decades, chromatin modulation has emerged as an important regulator of gene expression. This second edition provides detailed information on the epigenetic mechanisms in plants, illustrating the value of this research in plants of agronomic importance. It examines recent advances regarding plants’ epigenetic regulation in response to abiotic and biotic types of stress; the epigenetic basis of plant immunity; evolution and functions of plant histones; epigenetic variation and plant breeding; and epigenome editing and crop improvement. The content is intended to promote the development of future biotechnologies to manipulate and selectively activate/inhibit proteins and metabolic pathways to counter pathogens, to treat important diseases, and to increase crop productivity. The development of new fields, like epigenome editing and RNA epigenetics, will certainly improve our understanding of currently known epigenetic modifications and their roles in e.g. host-pathogen interactions, crop productivity, and in response to environmental stimuli. This volume contains twelve new/revised chapters, written by an international team of experts on plant epigenetics, and addresses the needs of researchers and professionals in the fields of agronomics, crop breeding, epigenetics, plant biochemistry, plant developmental biology, and related disciplines.


Chromatin Remodelling Genetics Plant Epigenetics Plant Molecular Biology Histone modifications Defense-priming Epigenetic regulation DNA methylation Crop epigenetics Chromatin modifications Epigenome editing

Editors and affiliations

  • Raúl Alvarez-Venegas
    • 1
  • Clelia De-la-Peña
    • 2
  • Juan Armando Casas-Mollano
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería GenéticaCentre for Research and Advanced Studies CINVESTAVIrapuatoMexico
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación Científica de YucatánMéridaMexico
  3. 3.School of Biological Sciences and EngineeringUniversidad Yachay TechSan Miguel de UrcuquíEcuador

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