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Comprehensive analysis of the chromatin landscape in Drosophila melanogaster

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, December 2010
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Comprehensive analysis of the chromatin landscape in Drosophila melanogaster
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Nature, December 2010
DOI 10.1038/nature09725
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Peter V. Kharchenko, Artyom A. Alekseyenko, Yuri B. Schwartz, Aki Minoda, Nicole C. Riddle, Jason Ernst, Peter J. Sabo, Erica Larschan, Andrey A. Gorchakov, Tingting Gu, Daniela Linder-Basso, Annette Plachetka, Gregory Shanower, Michael Y. Tolstorukov, Lovelace J. Luquette, Ruibin Xi, Youngsook L. Jung, Richard W. Park, Eric P. Bishop, Theresa K. Canfield, Richard Sandstrom, Robert E. Thurman, David M. MacAlpine, John A. Stamatoyannopoulos, Manolis Kellis, Sarah C. R. Elgin, Mitzi I. Kuroda, Vincenzo Pirrotta, Gary H. Karpen, Peter J. Park


Chromatin is composed of DNA and a variety of modified histones and non-histone proteins, which have an impact on cell differentiation, gene regulation and other key cellular processes. Here we present a genome-wide chromatin landscape for Drosophila melanogaster based on eighteen histone modifications, summarized by nine prevalent combinatorial patterns. Integrative analysis with other data (non-histone chromatin proteins, DNase I hypersensitivity, GRO-Seq reads produced by engaged polymerase, short/long RNA products) reveals discrete characteristics of chromosomes, genes, regulatory elements and other functional domains. We find that active genes display distinct chromatin signatures that are correlated with disparate gene lengths, exon patterns, regulatory functions and genomic contexts. We also demonstrate a diversity of signatures among Polycomb targets that include a subset with paused polymerase. This systematic profiling and integrative analysis of chromatin signatures provides insights into how genomic elements are regulated, and will serve as a resource for future experimental investigations of genome structure and function.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 47 4%
United Kingdom 17 2%
Spain 11 1%
France 8 <1%
Japan 6 <1%
Germany 6 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
China 3 <1%
Sweden 3 <1%
Other 33 3%
Unknown 933 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 329 31%
Researcher 307 29%
Student > Master 84 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 78 7%
Student > Bachelor 63 6%
Other 156 15%
Unknown 53 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 685 64%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 207 19%
Computer Science 33 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 2%
Neuroscience 14 1%
Other 40 4%
Unknown 66 6%

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