methylome

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methyl +‎ -ome.

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methylome (plural methylomes)

  1. (genetics) The set of nucleic acid methylation modifications in an organism's genome or in a particular cell.
    • 2019, He-Feng Huan, et al., 16: The Intergenerational Effects on Fetal Programming, Peter C. K. Leung, Jie Qiao (editors), Human Reproductive and Prenatal Genetics, Elsevier (Academic Press), page 372,
      The reprogramming of parental methylomes is essential for embryonic development.

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