Plant Epigenetics Unit


Genes dictate many aspects of how living things look and act, but genes themselves are also controlled by external factors. Epigenetics is the study of mechanisms that determine whether a gene is active or not and thus whether it has any effect on an organism. The Plant Epigenetics Unit studies epigenetic regulation of genes and transposons for environmental adaptation and genome evolution in plants, using Arabidopsis, rice and mangroves as model systems.