The Initiation of Epigenetic Silencing of Active Transposable Elements Is Triggered by RDR 6 and 21-22 Nucleotide Small Interfering RNAs 1 [ W ] [ OA ]

@inproceedings{Nuthikattu2013TheIO,
  title={The Initiation of Epigenetic Silencing of Active Transposable Elements Is Triggered by RDR 6 and 21-22 Nucleotide Small Interfering RNAs 1 [ W ] [ OA ]},
  author={Saivageethi Nuthikattu and Andrea D. McCue and Kaushik Panda and Dalen Fultz and Christopher Defraia and Erica N. Thomas and R. Keith Slotkin},
  year={2013}
}
Transposable elements (TEs) are mobile fragments of DNA that are repressed in both plant and animal genomes through the epigenetic inheritance of repressed chromatin and expression states. The epigenetic silencing of TEs in plants is mediated by a process of RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM). Two pathways of RdDM have been identified: RNA Polymerase IV (Pol IV)-RdDM, which has been shown to be responsible for the de novo initiation, corrective reestablishment, and epigenetic maintenance of TE… CONTINUE READING