6. Developmental Epigenetics: Roles in Embryonic Development

  1. Mihai D. Niculescu2 and
  2. Paul Haggarty3
  1. Liliana Burlibaşa and
  2. Lucian Gavrilă

Published Online: 13 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959824.ch6

Nutrition in Epigenetics

Nutrition in Epigenetics

How to Cite

Burlibaşa, L. and Gavrilă, L. (2011) Developmental Epigenetics: Roles in Embryonic Development, in Nutrition in Epigenetics (eds M. D. Niculescu and P. Haggarty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470959824.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kannapolis, NC, USA

  2. 3

    Nutrition & Epigenetics Group, Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. Genetics Department, Bucharest University, Romania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813816050

Online ISBN: 9780470959824



  • Developmental Epigenetics - Roles in Embryonic Development;
  • small noncoding RNAs (snRNAs);
  • primordial germ cells (PGCs);
  • DNA methyltransferase (DNMT);
  • testis-specific epigenetic code;
  • Histones and Posttranslational Modifications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Gametogenesis is a Complex Maturation Process

  • Testis-Specific Epigenetic Code

  • From Gametes Through Fertilization to the Early Embryo

  • Lifelong Epigenetic Reprogramming and Diet

  • Conclusion

  • References