Epigenetic inheritance in Arabidopsis: selective silence.

  title={Epigenetic inheritance in Arabidopsis: selective silence.},
  author={Daniel Zilberman and Steven Henikoff},
  journal={Current opinion in genetics & development},
  volume={15 5},
Eukaryotic organisms have the remarkable ability to inherit states of gene activity without altering the underlying DNA sequence. This epigenetic inheritance can persist over thousands of years, providing an alternative to genetic mutations as a substrate for natural selection. Epigenetic inheritance might be propagated by differences in DNA methylation, post-translational histone modifications, and deposition of histone variants. Mounting evidence also indicates that small interfering RNA… CONTINUE READING
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