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Title: Epigenetically heritable alteration of fly development in response to toxic challenge      
dateReleased:
04-30-2012
description:
Developing organisms have evolved a wide range of mechanisms for coping with recurrent environmental challenges. How they cope with rare or unforeseen challenges is, however, unclear as are the implications to their unchallenged offspring. Here we investigate these questions by confronting the development of the fly, D. melanogaster, with artificial tissue distributions of toxic stress that are not expected to occur during fly development. We show that under a wide range of toxic scenarios, this challenge can lead to modified development which may coincide with increased tolerance to an otherwise lethal condition. Part of this response was mediated by suppression of Polycomb group genes, which in turn leads to de-repression of developmental regulators and their expression in new domains. Importantly, some of the developmental alterations were epigenetically inherited by subsequent generations of unchallenged offspring. These results show that the environment can induce alternative patterns of development that are stable across multiple generations. Measuring differences in RNA levels between larvae that were exposed to a toxic challenge and unchallenged larvae. measuring differences in RNA levels between F3 larvae with or without past exposure to the challenge in F1 generation.
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ID:
E-GEOD-36486
refinement:
raw
alternateIdentifiers:
36486
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
05-11-2012
creators:
Shay Stern
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
name:
Drosophila melanogaster
ID:
A-AFFY-35
name:
Affymetrix GeneChip Drosophila Genome 2.0 Array [Drosophila_2]
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accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-36486/E-GEOD-36486.processed.1.zip
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accessURL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE36486
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abbreviation:
EBI
homePage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/
ID:
SCR:004727
name:
European Bioinformatics Institute
homePage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/
ID:
SCR:002964
name:
ArrayExpress
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