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Recent studies have provided major new insights into the mechanism by which eukaryotic organisms initiate heterochromatin formation. Surprisingly, RNA appears to be a central component of the chromatin silencing machinery.


Journal article


Curr Biol

Publication Date





R13 - R15


Arabidopsis Proteins, Chromatin, Chromosomal Proteins, Non-Histone, DNA Methylation, DNA-Binding Proteins, Gene Silencing, RNA Interference, RNA, Double-Stranded, Schizosaccharomyces, Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins, Transcription Factors