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Dynamics of H3K27me3 Modification on Plant Adaptation to Environmental Cues

National Key Laboratory of Wheat and Maize Crops Science, CIMMYT-China (Henan) Joint Research Center of Wheat and Maize, Collaborative Innovation Center of Henan Grain Crops, College of Agronomy, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, China
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Plants 2021, 10(6), 1165; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10061165
Received: 30 April 2021 / Revised: 30 May 2021 / Accepted: 1 June 2021 / Published: 8 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chromatin Integration and Dynamics of Environmental Cues)
Given their sessile nature, plants have evolved sophisticated regulatory networks to confer developmental plasticity for adaptation to fluctuating environments. Epigenetic codes, like tri-methylation of histone H3 on Lys27 (H3K27me3), are evidenced to account for this evolutionary benefit. Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) and PRC1 implement and maintain the H3K27me3-mediated gene repression in most eukaryotic cells. Plants take advantage of this epigenetic machinery to reprogram gene expression in development and environmental adaption. Recent studies have uncovered a number of new players involved in the establishment, erasure, and regulation of H3K27me3 mark in plants, particularly highlighting new roles in plants’ responses to environmental cues. Here, we review current knowledge on PRC2-H3K27me3 dynamics occurring during plant growth and development, including its writers, erasers, and readers, as well as targeting mechanisms, and summarize the emerging roles of H3K27me3 mark in plant adaptation to environmental stresses. View Full-Text
Keywords: H3K27me3; epigenetics; environmental cues; polycomb repressive complex 2; polycomb repressive complex 1; demethylase; recruitment H3K27me3; epigenetics; environmental cues; polycomb repressive complex 2; polycomb repressive complex 1; demethylase; recruitment
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Shen, Q.; Lin, Y.; Li, Y.; Wang, G. Dynamics of H3K27me3 Modification on Plant Adaptation to Environmental Cues. Plants 2021, 10, 1165. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10061165

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Shen Q, Lin Y, Li Y, Wang G. Dynamics of H3K27me3 Modification on Plant Adaptation to Environmental Cues. Plants. 2021; 10(6):1165. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10061165

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Shen, Qingwen, Yisheng Lin, Yingbo Li, and Guifeng Wang. 2021. "Dynamics of H3K27me3 Modification on Plant Adaptation to Environmental Cues" Plants 10, no. 6: 1165. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10061165

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