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How to fine-tune an epigenetic switch


Pires, Nuno D; Grossniklaus, Ueli (2012). How to fine-tune an epigenetic switch. Developmental Cell, 23(3):453-454.

Abstract

Arabidopsis does not flower in winter because FLC represses flowering genes, but prolonged cold exposure silences FLC, allowing flowering in spring. How do plants recalibrate this switch to adapt to different climates? Reporting in Science, Coustham et al. (2012) found that tweaking a Polycomb target sequence may do the trick.

Abstract

Arabidopsis does not flower in winter because FLC represses flowering genes, but prolonged cold exposure silences FLC, allowing flowering in spring. How do plants recalibrate this switch to adapt to different climates? Reporting in Science, Coustham et al. (2012) found that tweaking a Polycomb target sequence may do the trick.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
07 Faculty of Science > Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:580 Plants (Botany)
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:22 Feb 2013 14:57
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:32
Publisher:Cell Press (Elsevier)
ISSN:1534-5807
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2012.08.014
PubMed ID:22975319

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