Epigenetic modifications underlying symbiont–host interactions

Asgari, Sassan (2014). Epigenetic modifications underlying symbiont–host interactions. In Daisuke Yamamoto (Ed.), Epigenetic shaping of sociosexual interactions: from plants to humans (pp. 253-276) Maryland Heights, MO United States: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800222-3.00010-3

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Author Asgari, Sassan
Title of chapter Epigenetic modifications underlying symbiont–host interactions
Title of book Epigenetic shaping of sociosexual interactions: from plants to humans
Place of Publication Maryland Heights, MO United States
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-800222-3.00010-3
Open Access Status
Year available 2014
Series Advances in genetics
ISBN 9780128002223
ISSN 0065-2660
Editor Daisuke Yamamoto
Volume number 86
Chapter number 10
Start page 253
End page 276
Total pages 24
Total chapters 11
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The development, existence, and functioning of numerous animals and plants depend on their symbiotic interactions with other organisms, mainly microorganisms. In return, the symbionts benefit from safe habitats and nutrient-rich environments provided by their hosts. In these interactions, genetic changes in either of the partners may provide fitness advantages and become subjects to natural selection. Recent findings suggest that epigenetic changes, heritable or within the organism’s life time, in either of the partners play significant roles in the establishment of symbiotic relationships. In this review, a variety of epigenetic effects underlying the most common host–symbiont interactions will be examined to determine to what extent these effects are shared in
various interactions and how the epigenetic pathways could possibly be manipulated to benefit the interacting symbionts.
Keyword Epigenetics
Gene regulation
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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