Special Issue "The Regulatory Functions of Epigenetic Mechanisms in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: carotenoids; plant biotechnology; transcriptomics; epigenetic biology; gene regulation; genetic engineering; stress acclimation; mechanical stress; phytohormone signalling; tree genomics; horticulture; protected cropping
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The role of epigenetic and chromatin-related mechanisms in gene expression regulation is an emerging field of research in plant models, crops and natural accessions. DNA methylation, non-coding RNA, chromatin remodeling and modification add a level of transcriptional regulation in biological processes that underlie important agronomic traits such as imprinting, seed dormancy, vernalization, flowering time, disease resistance, micronutrient levels, pigmentation and fruit ripening. Transcriptional networks controlling complex traits such as abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, yield stability, energy homeostasis and secondary metabolism are under epigenetic regulation. Epigenome variation in epilines and generation of epialleles will provide insight and knowledge to further agronomical and agro-ecological research and might be translated in epigenetic or genetic approaches in plant breeding to optimize crop traits.Prof. Dr. Mieke Van Lijsebettens
Dr. Chris Cazzonelli
Dr. Marc De Block
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- Simple trait
- Complex trait
- Transcriptional regulation
- Transgenerational stability