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Gene Silencing in Development (Drosophila)

  1. Hugh W Brock,
  2. Thomas A Milne

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001201



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Brock, H. W. and Milne, T. A. 2001. Gene Silencing in Development (Drosophila). eLS. .

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  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Gene silencing is required to stably repress genes, even after cell division, and most require a stable change in DNA or the proteins bound to the DNA of the silenced gene.


  • chromatin;
  • polycomb group;
  • trithorax group;
  • position-effect variegation;
  • telomeric silencing