Email updates

Keep up to date with the latest news and content from Journal of Biology and BioMed Central.

Minireview

Parental squabbles and genome expression: lessons from the polyploids

Daniela Pignatta and Luca Comai*

Author affiliations

Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California, 451 E. Health Sciences Drive, Davis, CA 95616, USA

For all author emails, please log on.

Citation and License

Journal of Biology 2009, 8:43  doi:10.1186/jbiol140

Published: 1 May 2009

Abstract

The merger of evolutionarily diverged genomes to form a new polyploid genetic system can involve extensive remodeling of gene regulation. A recent paper in BMC Biology provides important insights into regulatory events that have affected the evolution of allopolyploid cotton.