Evolution of eukaryotic DNA methylation and the pursuit of safer sex

Assaf Zemach, Daniel Zilberman

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Abstract

Cytosine methylation is an ancient process with conserved enzymology but diverse biological functions that include defense against transposable elements and regulation of gene expression. Here we will discuss the evolution and biological significance of eukaryotic DNA methylation, the likely drivers of that evolution, and major remaining mysteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R780-R785
JournalCurrent biology : CB
Volume20
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

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