RNA-Interference Components Are Dispensable for Transcriptional Silencing of the Drosophila Bithorax-Complex


BACKGROUND Beyond their role in post-transcriptional gene silencing, Dicer and Argonaute, two components of the RNA interference (RNAi) machinery, were shown to be involved in epigenetic regulation of centromeric heterochromatin and transcriptional gene silencing. In particular, RNAi mechanisms appear to play a role in repeat induced silencing and some… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065740


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