Special Issue "Epigenetic Modifications Associated with Temperature Stresses"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Tamas Dalmay
Guest Editor
School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Interests: small non-coding RNA; microRNAs; gene expression regulation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Epigenetics refers to the heritable alterations in gene expression that may lead to a variation in the phenotype without a change in the DNA sequence. Molecular events in epigenetics take place naturally in cells but are also affected by environmental conditions, such as heat, cold, drought, and pathogen infections. In particular, heat and cold greatly affect plant growth and development. Research in recent years has revealed that epigenetic modification plays a key role in plants’ response to temperature stress.

This Special Issue focuses on recent progress in the epigenetic control of temperature responses, including cold and heat responses in plants. Further research perspectives will also be discussed. We invite you to submit an original scientific report, a review article, or a commentary or perspective piece on this topic.

Prof. Tamas Dalmay
Guest Editor

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  • epigenetics
  • DNA methylation
  • histone modification
  • chromatin remodeling
  • temperature
  • heat stress
  • cold stress
  • small non-coding RNA
  • transgenerational memory
  • polycomb

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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