Transgenerational transmission of environmental information in C. elegans

  title={Transgenerational transmission of environmental information in C. elegans},
  author={Adam Klosin and Eduard Casas and Cristina Hidalgo-Carcedo and Tanya Vavouri and Ben Lehner},
The environment experienced by an animal can sometimes influence gene expression for one or a few subsequent generations. Here, we report the observation that a temperature-induced change in expression from a Caenorhabditis elegans heterochromatic gene array can endure for at least 14 generations. Inheritance is primarily in cis with the locus, occurs through both oocytes and sperm, and is associated with altered trimethylation of histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9me3) before the onset of zygotic… CONTINUE READING