Transposable elements (TEs) are self-replicating mobile genetic elements. Epigenetic silencing mechanisms have evolved that combat the over-replication of TE sequences. As TEs have complex impacts on the host genome, several gaps exist in our current understanding of TE biology which I aim to address in this thesis. I explore role of TEs in shaping epigenomic and transcriptional landscapes between individual plants in a population, between cell types in a single individual, and between individual cells in the plant root. Together, this work exposes the evolutionary, epigenetic, and regulatory impacts of TEs on the genome.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||22 Mar 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|
Take-down noticeEmbargoed from 28/06/2018 to 28/12/2019
Made publicly available on 28/12/2019