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Plant H3K27me3 has finally found its readers

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Two new studies show that a plant-specific complex composed of EBS, or its homolog SHL, and EMF1 acts as a chromatin reader within the Polycomb pathway and effects gene repression. Two domains of EBS and SHL bind distinct chromatin modifications that are associated with active and repressed chromatin.

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  1. Department of Plant Developmental Biology, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

    • Kristin Krause
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