Epigenetic regulation and gene markers as signals of early somatic embryogenesis

Fatemeh Mahdavi-Darvari, Normah Mohd. Noor, Ismanizan Ismail

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Abstract

Identification and characterization of gene markers for somatic embryogenesis offer the possibility of determining the embryogenic potential of somatic cells before any morphological changes appear and to provide information on molecular regulation of early somatic embryogenesis. In this review, based on evidence reported in the literature, we assess the reliability of the established SERK, LEC and WUS marker genes as well as the usefulness of mediating epigenetic regulation by DNA methylation, chromatin remodeling and microRNAs as markers of the induction of somatic embryogenesis. The evidence suggests that the SERK gene marker may be less reliable than has been thought while the germin-like protein-encoding genes may, like their protein products, be useful markers of early somatic embryogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-422
Number of pages16
JournalPlant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture
Volume120
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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somatic embryogenesis
epigenetics
genetic markers
protein products
DNA methylation
microRNA
somatic cells
chromatin
genes
proteins

Keywords

  • Chromatin remodeling
  • Differential gene expression
  • DNA methylation
  • Histone methylation
  • miRNAs
  • Somatic embryogenesis

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  • Horticulture

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Epigenetic regulation and gene markers as signals of early somatic embryogenesis. / Mahdavi-Darvari, Fatemeh; Mohd. Noor, Normah; Ismail, Ismanizan.

In: Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, Vol. 120, No. 2, 2014, p. 407-422.

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Mahdavi-Darvari, Fatemeh ; Mohd. Noor, Normah ; Ismail, Ismanizan. / Epigenetic regulation and gene markers as signals of early somatic embryogenesis. In: Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 2014 ; Vol. 120, No. 2. pp. 407-422.
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