A fruitful chromatin harvest: meeting summary of the Second European Workshop on Plant Chromatin 2011 in Versailles, France

Epigenetics. 2012 Mar;7(3):307-11. doi: 10.4161/epi.7.3.19104.


In September 2011, the Second European Workshop on Plant Chromatin took place in Versailles, France. The workshop covered a range of topics related to plant chromatin biology, including regulation of gene expression by Polycomb group proteins, chromatin dynamics, reconfiguration of epigenetic marks in response to various cues and chromatin assembly. Here, we summarize some of the highlights discussed during the meeting.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Chromatin / metabolism*
  • Epigenesis, Genetic
  • France
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Genomic Imprinting
  • Histones / metabolism
  • Plants / genetics*
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Polycomb-Group Proteins
  • Repressor Proteins / genetics
  • Repressor Proteins / metabolism


  • Chromatin
  • Histones
  • Polycomb-Group Proteins
  • Repressor Proteins