Epigenetic effects in eukaryotic gene expression

Timothy H. Bestor, Vicki L. Chandler, Andrew P. Feinberg

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In the broadest terms, epigenetic phenomena in eukaryotes depend on the interaction of alleles or repeated sequences or on the mitotic inheritance of chromatin states or methylation patterns. One of the most exciting aspects of the study of epigenetic phenomena is the insight that can be gained into the structure and assembly of higher‐order chromatin structures, an important subject that has proved refractory to current biochemical methodologies. Rapid progress in the study of gene inactivation in fungi, plants, and invertebrates will provide new hypotheses to be tested in mammals. © 1994 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-462
Number of pages5
JournalDevelopmental Genetics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1994


  • Epigenetic phenomena
  • chromatin structure
  • eukaryotes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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