Our Research Interests: Epigenetic control of plant development
DNA is packaged on nucleosomes, made of histone proteins. Many different modifications of the histone tails occur and are linked with changes in gene activity and DNA compaction. Some modifications can be very stable, and in some cases are heritable through mitotis or even meiosis. Such changes are termed epigenetic; they differ from genetic changes in that DNA sequence is not altered and changes can be reversed more readily.
Dr. W.J. Goodrich (Senior Lecturer in Developmental Biology)