NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The phenotypic plasticity found in European holly (Ilex aquifolium) leaves may stem from epigenetic marks that vary, in part, based on pressure from herbivores grazing on the plants, according to a study published online this week by a pair of Spanish researchers.

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