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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||24 Aug 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|