Study : Whole-genome DNA methylation analysis in hydrogen peroxide overproducing transgenic tobacco
Whole-genome DNA methylation analysis in hydrogen peroxide overproducing transgenic tobacco
We compared the level of methylated cytosines between hydrogen peroxide overproducing (L8) and azygotes (L1) tobacco plants. We generated single base resolution maps of DNA methylation by whole genome bisulfite sequencing for 6-week-old plants from both transgenic tobacco lines. In total, we found 4,765 and 4,667 hyper and hypomethylated cytosines, respectively. These DmCs were associated with different regions of the genome, resulting in 1034 genes with at less one DMCs. 83 of these 1034 genes also showed differential expression. In this set of genes we found some correspond to proton transport, such as the V-type proton ATPase, and the ABC transporter. Our results corroborate that H2O2, as part of the balance of reactive oxygen species, plays a key role in the physiological adaptation of plants mediated by the methylation regulation. Overall design: Examination of 2 different hydrogen peroxide overproducing transgenic tobacco lines, with 3 biological replicates by sample.