Oogenesis: Active heterochromatin

David J. Finnegan

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The genome of Drosophila is protected from DNA damage during oogenesis by a mechanism involving short RNAs. Surprisingly transcription of these RNAs requires that their DNA is associated with a histone modification usually associated with gene silencing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R630-R632
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2011

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