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Epigenetics for Plant Improvement: Current Knowledge and Modeling Avenues

Abstract : Epigenetic variations are involved in the control of plant developmental processes and participate in shaping phenotypic plasticity to the environment. Intense breeding has eroded genetic diversity, and epigenetic diversity now emerge as a new source of phenotypic variations to improve adaptation to changing environments and ensure the yield and quality of crops. Here, we review how the characterization of the stability and heritability of epigenetic variations is required to drive breeding strategies, which can be assisted by process-based models. We propose future directions to hasten the elucidation of complex epigenetic regulatory networks that should help crop modelers to take epigenetic modifications into account and assist breeding strategies for specific agronomical traits.
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Philippe Gallusci, Zhanwu Dai, Michel Génard, Arnaud Gauffretau, Nathalie Leblanc-Fournier, et al.. Epigenetics for Plant Improvement: Current Knowledge and Modeling Avenues. Trends in Plant Science, Elsevier, 2017, 22 (7), pp.610-623. ⟨10.1016/j.tplants.2017.04.009⟩. ⟨hal-01559716⟩



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