Browsing Biological Sciences by Subject "Transgenerational inheritance"

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  • Yao, Youli; Robinson, Alexandra M.; Zucchi, Fabiola C. R.; Robbins, Jerrah C.; Babenko, Olena M.; Kovalchuk, Olga; Kovalchuk, Igor; Olson, David M.; Metz, Gerlinde A. S. (BioMed CentralArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Alberta, 2014)
    Abstract Background: Chronic stress is considered to be one of many causes of human preterm birth (PTB), but no direct evidence has yet been provided. Here we show in rats that stress across generations has downstream ...
  • Bilichak, Andriy; Ilnytskyy, Yaroslav; Woycicki, Rafal; Kepeshchuk, Nina; Fogen, Dawson; Kovalchuk, Igor (Frontiers MediaArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesLethbridge Research CentreUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    Plants are able to maintain the memory of stress exposure throughout their ontogenesis and faithfully propagate it into the next generation. Recent evidence argues for the epigenetic nature of this phenomenon. Small RNAs ...