Impact of different breeding techniques on DNA methylation patterns and methylome heritability in canola

Clementine Merce

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

DNA methylation is a covalent modification of DNA that can have an impact on gene expression modulation. Some widely used breeding techniques induce modifications at the epigenetic level, including DNA methylation, generating undesirable phenotypic variants. Such variants occurring among crops can cause yield loss and their generation should be avoided. This study was based on two B. napus cultivars and includes plants derived from four breeding techniques. The identification of DNA methylation marks originating from different breeding techniques provides a better understanding of B. napus methylome diversity and supports advances in crop molecular breeding.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Edwards, Dave, Supervisor
  • Batley, Jacqueline, Supervisor
  • Bayer, Philipp, Supervisor
  • Veneklaas, Erik, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date24 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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