Vaughn Group


Keywords: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Regulation of gene expression, Genome structure and evolution, DNA methylation, Genetic Redundancy, RNA interference, Quantitative Sequencing, Assembler Design and Optimization, Biological networks



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  • The Maize Sequencing Consortium (2009) The B73 maize genome: complexity, diversity and dynamics. Science (submitted).
  • Irvine DV, Goto DB, Vaughn MW, Nakaseko Y, McCombie WR, Yanagida M, Martienssen R. Mapping epigenetic mutations in fission yeast using whole-genome next-generation sequencing. Genome Res. 2009 Jun;19(6):1077-83. Epub 2009 May 7. PubMed PMID: 19423874; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2694473.
  • Slotkin RK, Vaughn M, Borges F, Tanurdzić M, Becker JD, Feijó JA, Martienssen RA. 2009. Epigenetic reprogramming and small RNA silencing of transposable elements in pollen. Cell. 2009 Feb 6;136(3):461-72. PubMed PMID: 19203581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2661848.
  • Tanurdzic M, Vaughn MW, Jiang H, Lee TJ, Slotkin RK, Sosinski B, Thompson WF, Doerge RW, Martienssen RA. Epigenomic consequences of immortalized plant cell suspension culture. PLoS Biol. 2008 Dec 9;6(12):2880-95. PubMed PMID: 19071958; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2596858.
  • Li F, Huarte M, Zaratiegui M, Vaughn MW, Shi Y, Martienssen R, Cande WZ. Lid2 is required for coordinating H3K4 and H3K9 methylation of heterochromatin and euchromatin. Cell. 2008 Oct 17;135(2):272-83. PubMed PMID: 18957202; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2614271.
  • Vaughn, M.W., Tanurdzic, M., Lippman, Z., Jiang, H., Carasqiullo, R., Rabinowicz, P.D., Dedhia, N., McCombie, W.R., Agier, N., Bulski, A., Colot, V., Doerge, R.W., and R.A. Martienssen (2007) Epigenetic natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLOS Biology (Vol. 5, No. 7, e174 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050174)


  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health

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