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-x
  2. Peter Ryder, Peter C. McKeown, Antoine Fort, Charles Spillane
    Pages 13-31
  3. Izabel Moraes, Juan Armando Casas-Mollano
    Pages 47-70
  4. Geovanny I. Nic-Can, Clelia De la Peña
    Pages 91-109
  5. Tzvetanka D. Dinkova, Naholi D. Alejandri-Ramirez
    Pages 111-123
  6. Jesús Pascual, María Jesús Cañal, Barbara Correia, Mónica Escandon, Rodrigo Hasbún, Mónica Meijón et al.
    Pages 125-146
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 147-152

About this book


Over the past decades, chromatin remodelling has emerged as an important regulator of gene expression and plant defense. This book provides a detailed understanding of the epigenetic mechanisms involved in plants of agronomic importance. The information presented here is significant because it is expected to provide the knowledge needed to develop in the future treatments to manipulate and selectively activate/inhibit proteins and metabolic pathways to counter pathogens, to treat important diseases and to increase crop productivity. New approaches of this kind and the development of new technologies will certainly increase our knowledge of currently known posttranslational modifications and facilitate the understanding of their roles in, for example, host-pathogen interactions and crop productivity. Furthermore, we provide important insight on how the plant epigenome changes in response to developmental or environmental stimuli, how chromatin modifications are established and maintained, to which degree they are used throughout the genome, and how chromatin modifications influence each another.


Chromatin Remodelling Genetics Plant Epigenetics Plant Molecular Biology

Authors 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 YuMéridaMexico
  3. 3.Instituto de Quı´mica Departamento de BioquímicaUniversidade de São Paulo USPSa˜o PauloBrazil

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