Stories that can't be told by SNPs; DNA methylation variation in plant populations

Jaclyn M. Noshay, Nathan M. Springer

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Epigenetic variation has been observed in many plant populations. This variation can influence qualitative and quantitative traits. A key question is whether there is novel information in the epigenome that is not captured by SNP-based genetic markers. The answer likely varies depending on the sources and stability of epigenetic variation as well as the type of population being studied. We consider the epigenetic variation in several plant systems and how this relates to potential for hidden information that could increase our understanding of phenotypic variation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101989
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Early online dateJan 11 2021
StatePublished - Jun 2021

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Funding Information:
This work is supported by the National Science Foundation (grants IOS-1934384 and IOS-1802848 .

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© 2020 Elsevier Ltd

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  • Review
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.


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