Stochastic gains and losses of DNA methylation at CG dinucleotides are a frequent occurrence in plants. These spontaneous 'epimutations' occur at a rate that is 100 000 times higher than the genetic mutation rate, are effectively neutral at the genome-wide scale, and are stably inherited across...
Author(s) : Yao Nan; Schmitz, R. J.; Johannes, F.
Publisher : Cell Press, Cambridge, USA
Journal article : Trends in Genetics 2021 Vol.37 No.8 pp.699-710 ref.91