Regulation of transposable elements in maize

Lisch , D. (2012) Regulation of transposable elements in maize. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. pp. 1-6.

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Maize is a typical plant with respect to the proportion of its genome that is composed of transposable elements (TEs), but it is unusual in the number of well-characterized active TEs that it hosts. This has made it possible to examine in some detail the factors responsible for regulating the activity of these elements, particularly the means by which they are recognized and epigenetically silenced. That analysis has revealed that TE silencing is a complex process that involves careful distinctions of different developmental times and tissue types. The available evidence from maize and other species suggests that these distinctions are made in order to generate information in somatic tissues that can be used to induce or reinforce silencing in germinal tissues...

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley,
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 06:18
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 06:19
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