RNA silencing systems and their relevance to allele-specific DNA methylation in plants.

@article{Shiba2007RNASS,
  title={RNA silencing systems and their relevance to allele-specific DNA methylation in plants.},
  author={Hiroshi Shiba and Seiji Takayama},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={71 11},
  pages={2632-46}
}
In many organisms, allelic diversity generates phenotypic variations and contributes to many events, such as development, adaptation to changing environment, and genome evolution. Allelic diversity is generally defined by the difference in nucleotide sequences that code for a gene. However, a heritable epigenetic modification, in which the modification is attributable to the degree of methylation of a gene and not to the change in its sequence, sometimes occurs and can affect the level of gene… CONTINUE READING
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