Genomic methylation patterns in archaeological barley show de-methylation as a time-dependent diagenetic process

@inproceedings{Smith2014GenomicMP,
  title={Genomic methylation patterns in archaeological barley show de-methylation as a time-dependent diagenetic process},
  author={Oliver Smith and Alan J. Clapham and Pam Rose and Yuan Liu and Jun Wang and Robin G. Allaby},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2014}
}
Genomic methylation is variable under biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. In particular, viral infection is thought to significantly increase genomic methylation with particularly high activity around transposable elements. Here we present the genomic methylation profiles of grains of archaeological barley (Hordeum vulgare) from several strata from a site in southern Egypt, from the Napatan to the Islamic periods (800 BCE - 1812 CE). One sample tested positive for viral infection and… CONTINUE READING
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