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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Nongenetic inheritance and multigenerational plasticity in the nematode C. elegans

    L Ryan Baugh, Troy Day
    Evidence is mounting that environmentally-induced adaptive changes in phenotype can be transmitted across generations, but mechanistic gaps and theoretical concerns must be addressed to impact mainstream views of evolutionary adaptation.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Transgenerational dynamics of rDNA copy number in Drosophila male germline stem cells

    Kevin L Lu et al.
    rDNA copy number is shown to dynamically change during aging and through generations, and is actively maintained in male germline of Drosophila.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The TRIM-NHL protein NHL-2 is a co-factor in the nuclear and somatic RNAi pathways in C. elegans

    Gregory M Davis et al.
    The RNA-binding protein NHL-2 is required for small-RNA mediated transgenerational epigenetic gene regulation.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Paternal nicotine exposure alters hepatic xenobiotic metabolism in offspring

    Markus P Vallaster et al.
    A novel paternal effect based on nicotine exposure reveals that offspring exhibit an adaptive, yet nonspecific, resistance to multiple toxins.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Somatic aging pathways regulate reproductive plasticity in Caenorhabditis elegans

    Maria C Ow et al.
    Somatic aging and germline RNAi pathways promote inheritance of ancestral starvation memory through reallocation of fat storage in Caenorhabditis elegans.
    1. Plant Biology

    Identification and characterisation of hypomethylated DNA loci controlling quantitative resistance in Arabidopsis

    Leonardo Furci et al.
    Analysis of epigenetic recombinant inbred lines of Arabidopsis identified four hypomethylated DNA loci controlling quantitative disease resistance, which is associated with genome-wide priming of defence genes without affecting plant growth.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Epigenetics: A memory of longevity

    Felicity Emerson et al.
    Worms with increased levels of the epigenetic mark H3K9me2 have a longer lifespan that can be passed down to future generations.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Intergenerational epigenetic inheritance of cancer susceptibility in mammals

    Bluma J Lesch et al.
    Genetic knockout of the histone demethylase Kdm6a in the mouse germ line leads to elevated cancer incidence in genetically wild type offspring.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Maternally provided LSD1/KDM1A enables the maternal-to-zygotic transition and prevents defects that manifest postnatally

    Jadiel A Wasson et al.
    Epigenetic reprogramming by LSD1/KDM1A acts at fertilization in mice to enable embryogenesis and prevent behavioural abnormalities.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Plant Biology

    A new role for histone demethylases in the maintenance of plant genome integrity

    Javier Antunez-Sanchez et al.
    Plants reset chromatin marks during sexual reproduction to safeguard the stability of the genome.