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EPIGENETIC MODIFICATIONS OF SWINE GENOME

Kristina Budimir ; J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek, Croatia
Gordana Kralik ; J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek, Croatia
Vladimir Margeta ; J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek, Croatia


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Abstract

Epigenetics is represents a new way of genome analysis, respectively gene expression that occurs without DNA sequence change. Changes that occur are epigenetic modifications and they include post-translational histone modification and DNA methylation. Chemical groups that are added on DNA molecule cause changes in DNA and create epigenome. The consequence of that is appearance of imprinted genes in genome. Genetic imprinting is epigenetic modification in which one of inherited alleles inactivates. Its influence can be seen on productive and reproductive traits. Discovering new imprinted genes is important because of their conservation and understanding their function.

Keywords

epigenetics, post translation histone modification, DNA methylation, imprinted genes

Hrčak ID:

104285

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/104285

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