Ecological epigenetics fact sheets

Ecological epigenetics aims to understand the causes and ecological consequences of epigenetic variation in natural populations. How does epigenetics contribute to the capacity of plants and animals to respond and adapt to biotic and abiotic challenges in the wild? To answer this question, input is needed from very different research fields: sequencing-based technologies need to be applied to unravel molecular epigenetic mechanisms in ecologically relevant contexts.

As part of the training program of EpiDiverse, the students in the network are compiling a collection of background information on key topics from the different subdisciplines of ecological epigenomics. This set of fact sheets forms the basis for a first text book on the research field.

  1. DNA Methylation
  2. Histones and chromatin dynamics
  3. Small RNA and other non-coding RNAs
  4. TEs and mobilomes
  5. Life history strategies
  6. Plant defence response
  7. Plasticity and adaptation
  8. Epigenetics in evolution
  9. Epigenetics at community level
  10. Experimental design for epigenetic studies
  11. NGS analysis for epigenetics
  12. Bisulfite sequencing methods
  13. Transcriptomics
  14. Epigenetic data visualization
  15. Differential methylation bioinformatics