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