Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tig.2007.02.004
Title: Convergent evolution of genomic imprinting in plants and mammals
Authors: Feil, R.
Berger, F. 
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Citation: Feil, R., Berger, F. (2007-04). Convergent evolution of genomic imprinting in plants and mammals. Trends in Genetics 23 (4) : 192-199. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tig.2007.02.004
Abstract: Parental genomic imprinting is characterized by the expression of a selected panel of genes from one of the two parental alleles. Recent evidence shows that DNA methylation and histone modifications are responsible for this parent-of-origin-dependent expression of imprinted genes. Because similar epigenetic marks have been recruited independently in plants and mammals, the only organisms in which imprinted gene loci have been identified so far, this phenomenon represents a case for convergent evolution. Here we discuss the emerging parallels in imprinting in both taxa. We also describe the significance of imprinting for reproduction and discuss potential models for its evolution. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Trends in Genetics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129672
ISSN: 01689525
DOI: 10.1016/j.tig.2007.02.004
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