Drosophila genomic methylation: new evidence and new questions

Epigenomics. 2014;6(5):459-61. doi: 10.2217/epi.14.46.


The presence or absence of 5-methylcytosine in the genome of Drosophila has been a matter of disagreement in the literature for decades. We discuss some recent data that have contributed further to the complexity of this issue.

Keywords: 5-hydroxymethylcytosine; 5-methylcytosine; DNA methylation; Drosophila.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • DNA Methylation*
  • Drosophila / genetics*
  • Epigenomics*
  • Genome*
  • Humans