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Plant Epigenetics

  • Nikolaus Rajewsky
  • Stefan Jurga
  • Jan Barciszewski
  • Presents recent research and new data in plant epigenetics, and characterizes and discusses all players in epigenetics: DNA methylation, RNA modification, ncRNA, chromatin modification and remodeling

  • Discusses various approaches aimed at specific gene targeting to induce loss or gain of function

  • Presents possible applications of epigenetics in agriculture


Part of the RNA Technologies book series (RNATECHN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Flor de Fátima Rosas-Cárdenas, Stefan de Folter
    Pages 1-22
  3. Clelia De-la-Peña, Geovanny I. Nic-Can, Johny Avilez-Montalvo, José E. Cetz-Chel, Víctor M. Loyola-Vargas
    Pages 23-48
  4. Mariyana Gozmanova, Vesselin Baev, Elena Apostolova, Gaurav Sablok, Galina Yahubyan
    Pages 49-67
  5. Tian Tang, Ming Wen, Pei Lin, Yushuai Wang
    Pages 69-88
  6. Sarma Rajeev Kumar, Safia, Ramalingam Sathishkumar
    Pages 89-106
  7. Qiming Yu, Yaling Liu, Mu Li, Bin Yu
    Pages 107-127
  8. Juan Sebastian Ramirez-Prado, Federico Ariel, Moussa Benhamed, Martin Crespi
    Pages 129-147
  9. Guanglin Li, Zhiqiang Hao, Chunyan Fan, Xianmiao Wu
    Pages 149-162
  10. Rodrigo Siqueira Reis, Jules Deforges
    Pages 163-182
  11. Yu-Chan Zhang, Yue-Qin Chen
    Pages 183-198
  12. Neeti Sanan-Mishra, Supriya Chakraborty, Dinesh Gupta, Sunil Kumar Mukherjee
    Pages 199-230
  13. Sachin Teotia, Deepali Singh, Guiliang Tang
    Pages 247-262
  14. Luigi Viggiano, Maria Concetta de Pinto
    Pages 281-302
  15. Alexandre How-Kit, Emeline Teyssier, Jean-François Deleuze, Philippe Gallusci
    Pages 303-327
  16. Antoine L. F. Gady, Cristiane S. Alves, Fabio T. S. Nogueira
    Pages 329-357
  17. Inês Trindade, Daniel Schubert, Valérie Gaudin
    Pages 359-383
  18. Giorgio Gambino, Vitantonio Pantaleo
    Pages 385-404

About this book


This book presents, in 26 chapters, the status quo in epigenomic profiling. It discusses how functional information can be indirectly inferred and describes the new approaches that promise functional answers, collectively referred to as epigenome editing. It highlights the latest important advances in our understanding of the functions of plant epigenomics and new technologies for the study of epigenomic marks and mechanisms in plants. Topics include the deposition or removal of chromatin modifications and histone variants, the role of epigenetics in development and response to environmental signals, natural variation and ecology, as well as applications for epigenetics in crop improvement. Discussing areas ranging from the complex regulation of stress and heterosis to the precise mechanisms of DNA and histone modifications, it presents breakthroughs in our understanding of complex phenotypic phenomena.


Epigenetics Plant epigenetics nucleic acids RNA and DNA modification DNA methylation 5-methylcytosine histone modification acetylation and methylation of histones

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikolaus Rajewsky
    • 1
  • Stefan Jurga
    • 2
  • Jan Barciszewski
    • 3
  1. 1.Max Delbrück Center for Molecular MedicineBerlin Institute for Medical Systems BiologyBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Nanobiomedical CenterAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland
  3. 3.Institute of Bioorganic ChemistryPolish Academy of SciencesPoznańPoland

About the editors

​Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Rajewsky,
Berlin Inst. for Medical Systems Biology, 
MaxDelbrückCenter for Molecular Medicine,

Prof. Dr. Stefan Jurga, 
Adam Mickiewicz University, 
Nanobiomedical Center,

Prof. Dr. Jan Barciszewski, 
Polish Academy of Sciences,
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry,

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