New paper: Antisense transcription in arabidopsis

In a new paper deposited at bioRxiv, we have investigated whether the plant model species Arabidopsis thaliana has antisense transcription - so called PROMPTs - at promoter regions - a feature that most non-plant eukaryotes seem to have. We found that most promoter regions in Arabidopsis do not have detectable PROMPTs even when multiple RNA degradtion systems are made non-functional, there are at least 100 clear cases of bona fide PROPMTs. We also see enhancer like signatures. Great work with Axel Theiffry and Peter Brodersen lab.

Department of Biology and

Biotech Research and innovation Centre

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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