Methylation of plant telomeric DNA: what do the results say?

  title={Methylation of plant telomeric DNA: what do the results say?},
  author={Eva Majerov{\'a} and Miloslava Fojtov{\'a} and Terezie Mand{\'a}kov{\'a} and Jiř{\'i} Fajkus},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
Recently, we reported (Majerova et al. 2011) that hypomethylating drugs efficiently decrease methylation of telomeric DNA and activate telomerase without affecting telomere lengths in tobacco. The key issue of the Letter to Editor written by Vaquero-Sedas and Vega-Palas (2011) is, whether our results demonstrating methylation and druginduced hypomethylation of tobacco telomeric DNA repeats do correspond to the status of terminal telomeric sequences, or rather to internal telomeric sequences… CONTINUE READING