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Techniques for studying DNA methylation: An epigenetic mark of biodiversity

Vanessa O’Neill, Charlene Andraos, Tamsyn Jeffery, G. Koorsen, Liza Bornman
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 31, No 1 | a316 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v31i1.316 | © 2012 Vanessa O’Neill, Charlene Andraos, Tamsyn Jeffery, G. Koorsen, Liza Bornman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 January 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

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Vanessa O’Neill, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Charlene Andraos, National Institute for Occupational Health, South Africa
Tamsyn Jeffery, University of Johannesburg, Slovenia
G. Koorsen, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Liza Bornman, University of Johannesburg, South Africa


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Abstract

Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression that does not alter the underlying DNAsequence. High resolution melt analysis and enzymatic regional methylation assay arecompared as techniques for the quantification of regional methylation at specific loci.

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