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Japanese scientists crack the code to regenerate plant tissues

Japanese scientists crack the code to regenerate plant tissues

Editage Resear…
Wed, 04/17/2019 – 12:46

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Plant regeneration can occur via formation of a mass of pluripotent cells. The process of acquisition of pluripotency involves silencing of genes to remove original tissue memory and priming for activation by external input. Led by Professor Sachihiro Matsunaga from Tokyo University of Science, a team of scientists have shown that plant regenerative capacity requires a certain demethylase that can prime gene expression in response to regenerative cues.