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Maize Epigenomic Variation Project


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Makarevitch, I. et al. Genomic Distribution of Maize Facultative Heterochromatin Marked by Trimethylation of H3K27. The Plant cell 25, 780–93 (2013).


Swanson-Wagner, R. et al. Reshaping of the maize transcriptome by domestication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, 11878–83 (2012).

Eichten, S. R., Vaughn, M. W., Hermanson, P. J. & Springer, N. M. Variation in DNA Methylation Patterns is More Common among Maize Inbreds than among Tissues. The Plant Genome Journal 1–10 (2012). doi:10.3835/plantgenome2012.06.0009

Makarevitch, I., Thompson, A., Muehlbauer, G. J. & Springer, N. M. Brd1 gene in maize encodes a brassinosteroid C-6 oxidase. PloS one 7, e30798 (2012).

Eichten, S. R. et al. Spreading of heterochromatin is limited to specific families of maize retrotransposons. PLoS genetics 8, e1003127 (2012).


Waters, A. J. et al. Parent-of-origin effects on gene expression and DNA methylation in the maize endosperm. The Plant cell 23, 4221–33 (2011).

Schnable, J. C., Springer, N. M. & Freeling, M. Differentiation of the maize subgenomes by genome dominance and both ancient and ongoing gene loss. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108, 4069–74 (2011).

Eichten, S. R. et al. Heritable epigenetic variation among maize inbreds. PLoS genetics 7, e1002372 (2011).

Eichten, S. R. et al. B73-Mo17 near-isogenic lines demonstrate dispersed structural variation in maize. Plant physiology 156, 1679–90 (2011).


Swanson-Wagner, R. a et al. Pervasive gene content variation and copy number variation in maize and its undomesticated progenitor. Genome research 20, 1689–99 (2010).