Paper accepted in Genome Research

Dave has had a paper on the epigenetic basis of diapause in Nasonia accepted in Genome Research. In a collaboration led by Eran Tauber at Leicester, this work explores how day-length experienced by mothers – the critical cue for maternal programming of larval diapause – influences patterns of DNA methylation in female Nasonia, and shows that experimental manipulation of maternal methylation alters the frequency of diapausing offspring. This work is important for our understanding of larval diapause in Nasonia, but also more generally in terms of exploring the role of DNA methylation, and epigenetics more broadly, in insect function. We will let you know the paper is out in print.

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