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A genome-wide survey of DNA methylation in hexaploid wheat

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), December 2015
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Title
A genome-wide survey of DNA methylation in hexaploid wheat
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13059-015-0838-3
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Authors

Laura-Jayne Gardiner, Mark Quinton-Tulloch, Lisa Olohan, Jonathan Price, Neil Hall, Anthony Hall

Abstract

DNA methylation is an important mechanism of epigenetic gene expression control that can be passed between generations. Here, we use sodium bisulfite treatment and targeted gene enrichment to study genome-wide methylation across the three sub-genomes of allohexaploid wheat. While the majority of methylation is conserved across all three genomes we demonstrate that differential methylation exists between the sub-genomes in approximately equal proportions. We correlate sub-genome-specific promoter methylation with decreased expression levels and show that altered growing temperature has a small effect on methylation state, identifying a small but functionally relevant set of methylated genes. Finally, we demonstrate long-term methylation maintenance using a comparison between the D sub-genome of hexaploid wheat and its progenitor Aegilops tauschii. We show that tri-genome methylation is highly conserved with the diploid wheat progenitor while sub-genome-specific methylation shows more variation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 126 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 43 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 24%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Student > Master 8 6%
Other 7 5%
Other 16 12%
Unknown 16 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 77 60%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 15%
Environmental Science 2 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 <1%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 27 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 122. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 August 2018.
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#232,736
of 20,023,934 outputs
Outputs from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#129
of 3,900 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,133
of 392,746 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#18
of 292 outputs
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