ChIP-Seq Analysis for Identifying Genome-Wide Histone Modifications Associated with Stress-Responsive Genes in Plants

  • Guosheng Li
  • Guru Jagadeeswaran
  • Andrew Mort
  • Ramanjulu SunkarEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1631)


Histone modifications represent the crux of epigenetic gene regulation essential for most biological processes including abiotic stress responses in plants. Thus, identification of histone modifications at the genome-scale can provide clues for how some genes are ‘turned-on’ while some others are “turned-off” in response to stress. This chapter details a step-by-step protocol for identifying genome-wide histone modifications associated with stress-responsive gene regulation using chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) followed by sequencing of the DNA (ChIP-seq).

Key words

Abiotic stresses Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) Epigenome Gene regulation Histone modifications 



The work in RS laboratory was supported by the Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology and Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station. AM acknowledges the Stevens endowed Chair professorship in Agricultural Biotechnology of DASNR, OSU.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guosheng Li
    • 1
  • Guru Jagadeeswaran
    • 1
  • Andrew Mort
    • 1
  • Ramanjulu Sunkar
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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