University of Georgia researchers report on heritable DNA methylation marks in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The team turned to whole-genome bisulfite sequencing to uncover methylated regions and find differentially methylated regions in two mutation-prone A. thaliana lines over multiple generations.

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