Histone editing, a new approach to explore the epigenetic regulation of plant

Histone methylation is a crucial process in the regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes. In plants, functional impacts of these methylations have until now been studied mainly using mutants for the enzymes that catalyze them. In a study published in the journal New Phytologist, scientists from the Laboratory of Cellular and Plant Physiology (LPCV) of the Institute of Molecular Biology of Plants (IBMP) and the Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences & Genetics in Agriculture used a new, unprecedented approach in plants to further decipher the functional impact of this methylation.