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Lockdown for genome parasites – Phys.org

Researchers at GMI—Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences—have uncovered an ingenious mechanism by which Arabidopsis…

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Researchers at GMIGregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Scienceshave uncovered an ingenious mechanism by which Arabidopsis safeguards the integrity of its genome. The paper is published in the journal Nature Cell Biology.
Is it possible for one single gene product to silence undesirable genetic elements? Can such a strong effect be seen in the regulation of Transposable Elements (TEs), or genome parasites? If yes, how does this gene product singlehandedly…

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