Plant Molecular Biology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 73–80

Methylated and undermethylated rDNA repeats are interspersed at random in two higher plant species

  • T. H. Noel Ellis
  • Michel Delseny
  • David Lee
  • Kenneth W. G. Burcham
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00015656

Cite this article as:
Noel Ellis, T.H., Delseny, M., Lee, D. et al. Plant Mol Biol (1990) 14: 73. doi:10.1007/BF00015656
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Abstract

The organization of methylated rDNA repeats of radish and pea is described and it is shown that methylated repeats and non-methylated repeats are interspersed one with another. Methylated arrays are not much longer than 100 kb, or about 10 repeat units in length.

Key words

field inversion gel electrophoresis (FIGE) interspersion DNA methylation radish Raphanus sativus rDNA pea Pisum sativum 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. H. Noel Ellis
    • 1
  • Michel Delseny
    • 2
  • David Lee
    • 1
  • Kenneth W. G. Burcham
    • 1
  1. 1.John Innes Institute & AFRC Institute of Plant Science ResearchNorwichEngland
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physiologie Végétale, Faculté des SciencesUniversité de PerpignanPerpignan CedexFrance

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