Plant Epigenetics Regulation

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Cell Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021) | Viewed by 370

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Laboratório de Química e Função de Proteínas e Peptídeos/Centro de Biociências e Biotecnologia, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro 21941-902, Brazil
Interests: plant genomics; epigenetics; plant small RNA
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Dear Colleague,

Since the coining of the term “epigenetics”, many exciting studies have provided the basis to understand this phenomenon in plants. Coupled or uncoupled with genetic information, epigenetic mechanisms constitute an additional layer of complexity on genomic regulation since they can be inherited by future generations and respond to environmental stimuli. Epigenetic marks can modulate the state of the chromatin rapidly and reversibly through the insertion of methyl groups to carbon 5 of the cytosine in DNA, acetylation and methylation of N-terminal histone tails for chromatin remodeling, and the mechanisms in small RNAs. In general, these epigenetic modifications act as repressors of their targets (i.e., genes and/or TE), at the transcriptional level – by modifying DNA or histones – or at the post-transcriptional level – by cleaving the target or inhibiting translation. Recent research has been clarifying the role of epigenetic mechanisms for plant development, adaptation to stress conditions, and their potential to be inherited by the next generations. These were enabled by advances in sequencing techniques that provided the ability to monitor DNA methylation, histone modifications, and small RNA classes. This Special Issue “Plant Epigenetics Regulation” will highlight the exciting progress in many areas of plant epigenetic phenomena. Scientists are welcome to submit original research papers and reviews on topics related to epigenetic memory, epigenomics, epigenetic programming, and effectors in model and non-model plants.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Clicia Grativol
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