Genomic impacts of transposable elements in Arabidopsis

Timothy James Stuart

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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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Lister, Ryan, Supervisor
  • Millar, Harvey, Supervisor
  • Small, Ian, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date22 Mar 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 28/06/2018 to 28/12/2019. Made publicly available on 28/12/2019.


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