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Chromatin, DNA Methylation, RNAi and Epigenetic Regulation

  • Shawn Kaeppler

Transcriptional and post-transcriptional control of maize gene expression is proving to be important in many aspects of maize biology. The dramatic growth of research in this area has yielded exciting new discoveries which have enhanced our understanding of gene regulation in maize, and have linked previously diverse phenomena to central underlying mechanisms. In this review, I provide a summary of genes considered to function in chromatin-based transcriptional control of gene expression, in post-transcriptional gene silencing, and which link RNA molecules to heritable states of expression. Information from maize, or most relevant to maize, is cataloged according to gene families and groups. The topic area is too broad to provide a thorough synthesis for any gene family or pathway, but the review should allow the reader an entry point to access most maize information on this topic.

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Histone Acetylation Histone Methylation Chromatin State Transcriptional Gene Silence Histone Chaperone 
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