Sequencing Study Uncovers Clues to Evolution of Methylation in Eukaryotes | GenomeWeb

By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By comparing cytosine methylation patterns in more than a dozen plant, animal, and fungal genomes, University of California at Berkeley researchers have gained insights into the evolution of methylation in eukaryotes. The work appeared in the early, online edition of Science yesterday.

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