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Epigenetic contribution to stress adaptation in plants

Published in Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 2011, vol. 14, no. 3, p. 267-274
Abstract Plant epigenetics has recently gained unprecedented interest, not only as a subject of basic research but also as a possible new source of beneficial traits for plant breeding. We discuss here mechanisms of epigenetic regulation that should be considered when undertaking the latter. Since these mechanisms are responsible for the formation of heritable epigenetic gene variants (epialleles) and also regulate transposons mobility, both aspects could be exploited to broaden plant phenotypic and genetic variation, which could improve long-term plant adaptation to environmental challenges and, thus, increase productivity.
Keywords AdaptationPhysiological/geneticsArabidopsis/geneticsEnvironmentEpigenesisGenetic/physiologyEpigenomicsGene Expression RegulationPlantGenetic VariationGenomic InstabilityPhenotypePlant Physiological PhenomenaPlants/genetics
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MIROUZE, Marie, PASZKOWSKI, Jerzy. Epigenetic contribution to stress adaptation in plants. In: Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 2011, vol. 14, n° 3, p. 267-274. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2011.03.004 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:75318

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