Epigenetic developmental mechanisms in plants: molecules and targets of plant epigenetic regulation

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2001 Apr;11(2):215-20. doi: 10.1016/s0959-437x(00)00182-9.


Genetic approaches to understanding the role of epigenetic regulation of gene expression in plants and its mechanisms have revealed several new components. Rapidly accumulating information from other eukaryotes provides complementary knowledge with important implications for plant research. Comparison of epigenetic events across species is proving critical for defining the mechanisms and functions of epigenetic modification, including those specific to plants.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chromatin / genetics
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant*
  • Gene Silencing
  • Genetic Variation
  • Plant Cells
  • Plant Development
  • Plant Proteins / genetics
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism
  • Plants / genetics*
  • Transcription, Genetic


  • Chromatin
  • Plant Proteins