How fruit ripening is ENCODEd

Integration of transcriptome profiles, epigenomic marks and chromatin-accessible regions highlights the conserved regulatory circuits governing ripening of fleshy fruits and unveils similarities with the development of dry fruits.

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Fig. 1: Species bearing climacteric fleshy fruits sustain ethylene synthesis with transcriptional loops involving MADS-type or NAC-type transcription factors, or a combination of both.

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  • 18 October 2018

    In the version of this News & Views originally published, the ripening mode of Prunus persica was incorrectly listed as ‘MADS-type loop’ in Fig. 1, the correct ripening mode is ‘NAC-type loop’. In addition, the authors would like to remove ‘H3K4me’ as a main epigenetic mark in ripening genes for Musa acuminata, Solanum lycopersicum and Prunus persica in Fig. 1, as this marker is common in all species. This figure and caption have now been amended in all versions of the News & Views.


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Scossa, F., Fernie, A.R. How fruit ripening is ENCODEd. Nature Plants 4, 744–745 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41477-018-0272-0

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