Recent Advances of Epigenetics in Crop Biotechnology

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Recent Advances of Epigenetics in Crop Biotechnology

Epigenetics is a new field that explains gene expression at the chromatin structure and organization level. Three principal epigenetic mechanisms are known and hundreds of combinations among them can develop different phenotypic characteristics. DNA methylation, histone modifications and small RNAs have been identified, and their functions are being studied in order to understand the mechanisms of interaction and regulation among the different biological processes in plants. Although, fundamental epigenetic mechanisms in crop plants are beginning to be elucidated, the comprehension of the different epigenetic mechanisms, by which plant gene regulation and phenotype are modified, is a major topic to develop in the near future in order to increase crop productivity. Thus, the importance of epigenetics in improving crop productivity is undoubtedly growing. Current research on epigenetics suggest that DNA methylation, histone modifications and small RNAs are involved in almost every aspect of plant life including agronomically important traits such as flowering time, fruit development, responses to environmental factors, defense response and plant growth. The aim of this Research Topic is to explore the recent advances concerning the role of epigenetics in crop biotechnology, as well as to enhance and promote interactions among high quality researchers from different disciplines such as genetics, cell biology, pathology, microbiology, and evolutionary biology in order to join forces and decipher the epigenetic mechanisms in crop productivity.

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Recent Advances of Epigenetics in Crop Biotechnology
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Clelia De-la-Peña, Raúl Alvarez-Venegas, Christopher Cullis
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-31 - Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

Epigenetics is a new field that explains gene expression at the chromatin structure and organization level. Three principal epigenetic mechanisms are known and hundreds of combinations among them can develop different phenotypic characteristics. DNA methylation, histone modifications and small RNAs have been identified, and their functions are being studied in
The Molecular Biology of Cell Determination and Cell Differentiation
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Leon W. Browder
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This series was established to create comprehensive treatises on specific topics in developmental biology. Such volumes serve a useful role in developmental biology, which is a very diverse field that receives contributions from a wide variety of disciplines. This series is a meeting ground for the various practi tioners of
Signals and Signal Transduction Pathways in Plants
Language: en
Pages: 452
Authors: Klaus Palme
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Plants offer exciting opportunities to understand major biological questions, i.e. the regulation of development and morphogenesis. How are changes of the environment, developmental cues, and other signals perceived and transduced in physiological responses? What are the elements of plant signalling pathways and what is their organization? The panoply of molecular
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Klaus Palme
Categories: Plant physiology
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Cytochrome P450
Language: en
Pages: 652
Authors: Paul R. Ortiz de Montellano
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-10-31 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The Second Edition reviews the impressive progress that has been made in the last ten years in cytochrome P450 research. Chapters emphasize structure, mechanism, biochemistry, and regulation. This edition offers expanded coverage of P450 crystal structures, site-specific mutagenesis as a probe of structure and function. New chapters explore the hormonal