Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Surani, M. A. 2001. Imprinting (Mammals). eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Genomic imprinting confers functional differences on parental genomes in mammals. This is due to germ line-specific modifications of imprinted genes that regulate their parent of origin dependent expression in embryos.
- DNA methylation;
- imprinted genes;
- germ line;
- cis element