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Epigenomic variation in maize
Characterization of the Maize Epigenome
Epigenetics is the study of heritable variation that is not solely attributable to genetic changes. The Springer lab conducts research to understand the role of epigenetics in maize. This involves performing epigenomic profiling for a number of chromatin modifications such as DNA methylation and histone methylation in different tissues or genotypes of maize. In addition, they perform analyses of maize gene expression variation using RNAseq. Their goal is to understand how epigenetic variation contributes to phenotypic variation in this crop species.
A bibliography of this group’s publications acknowledging MSI is attached.