Fraction of diversity in GMLs (Genome-wide Methylation Levels-a measure of the percentage of all cytosines that are methylated) that is accounted for by variation in genome size

Range ~14 % of diversity in GMLs
Organism Plants
Reference Vidalis A, Živković D, Wardenaar R, Roquis D, Tellier A, Johannes F. Methylome evolution in plants. Genome Biol. 2016 Dec 20 17(1):264. doi: 10.1186/s13059-016-1127-5. p.2 right column top paragraphPubMed ID27998290
Comments P.2 right column top paragraph: "Phylogeny-adjusted estimates show that about 14% of the diversity in GMLs is accounted for by variation in genome size (Fig. 1b). For every additional 100 Mbs of genomic sequence, GMLs increase by about 1.07%. This positive relationship can be explained by the fact that genome size differences are, to a large extent, the outcome of differential expansion of TEs [transposable elements] and repeats [refs 84, 85] (see Additional file 2: Figure S2), which are typically heavily methylated."
Entered by Uri M
ID 113096