Special Issue: Plant epigenomics

The current issue of Genome Biology features a collection of review and research articles on the topic of plant epigenomics, with an overview editorial by Köhler and Springer. This collection highlights advances in our understanding of the functions of epigenetic modifications, and the application of this knowledge.” Topics include how chromatin marks contribute to stress responses and flowering, retrotransposon mobilization, and the effects of hybridization and polyploidization on epigenomics. As the editors say, “we look forward to seeing these discoveries being translated into practical applications of benefit for breeders and consumers.”