Determining Nucleosome Position at Individual Loci After Biotic Stress Using MNase-qPCR

  • Margaux Kaster
  • Sascha LaubingerEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1398)


Nucleosome occupancy in promoter and genic regions can severely influence the transcription levels. Few methods have been established to investigate the nucleosome occupancy along the DNA. In this chapter we describe a detailed protocol to analyze the nucleosome occupancy at a specific locus using MNase-pPCR.

Key words

MNase-qPCR Nucleosome occupancy Nuclei isolation Epigenetics Biotic stress Arabidopsis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP)University of TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Chemical Genomics Centre (CGC) of the Max Planck SocietyDortmundGermany
  3. 3.MPI for Developmental BiologyTübingenGermany

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