Comparison of Methylation of the Male- and Female-Derived wx-m9Ds-cy Allele in Endosperm and Sporophyte
Differential cytosine methylation in the gametes and maintenance methylation are proposed to account for the differential functioning of male- and female-derived genes, such as R, in the endosperm. Experiments with the wx-m9Ds-cy transposable element mutant, with which it is possible to quantitate cytosine methylation of a particular PvuII site, provided evidence for this model.
KeywordsCytosine Methylation Endosperm Development Maize Endosperm Partial Methylation CCGG Site
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