Adenine N6-methylation in diverse fungi

Michael F. Seidl*

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A DNA modification - methylation of cytosines and adenines - has important roles in diverse processes such as regulation of gene expression and genome stability, yet until recently adenine methylation had been considered to be only a hallmark of prokaryotes. A new study identifies abundant adenine methylation of transcriptionally active genes in early-diverging fungi that, together with recent other work, emphasizes the importance of adenine methylation in eukaryotes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-824
JournalNature Genetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


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