The effect of stress on genome regulation and structure.

  title={The effect of stress on genome regulation and structure.},
  author={Andreas Madlung and Luca Comai},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  volume={94 4},
BACKGROUND Stresses exert evolutionary pressures on all organisms, which have developed sophisticated responses to cope and survive. These responses involve cellular physiology, gene regulation and genome remodelling. SCOPE In this review, the effects of stress on genomes and the connected responses are considered. Recent developments in our understanding of epigenetic genome regulation, including the role of RNA interference (RNAi), suggest a function for this in stress initiation and… CONTINUE READING