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Term Information

Accession
GO:0006306
Name
DNA methylation
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The covalent transfer of a methyl group to either N-6 of adenine or C-5 or N-4 of cytosine. Source: GOC:ems, ISBN:0198506732
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0006306 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of DNA methylation (GO:0006306)
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DNA methylation [is_a relation] is_a  macromolecule methylation (GO:0043414)
DNA methylation [is_a relation] is_a  DNA methylation or demethylation (GO:0044728)
DNA methylation [is_a relation] is_a  DNA alkylation (GO:0006305)
Children of DNA methylation (GO:0006306)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
positive regulation of DNA methylation (GO:1905643) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  DNA methylation
DNA methylation on adenine (GO:0032775) [is_a relation] is_a  DNA methylation
DNA methylation-dependent heterochromatin assembly (GO:0006346) [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  DNA methylation
DNA-methyltransferase activity (GO:0009008) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  DNA methylation
gene silencing by RNA-directed DNA methylation (GO:0080188) [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  DNA methylation
negative regulation of DNA methylation (GO:1905642) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  DNA methylation
DNA methylation on cytosine (GO:0032776) [is_a relation] is_a  DNA methylation
DNA methylation involved in gamete generation (GO:0043046) [is_a relation] is_a  DNA methylation
DNA methylation involved in embryo development (GO:0043045) [is_a relation] is_a  DNA methylation
regulation of DNA methylation (GO:0044030) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  DNA methylation
maintenance of DNA methylation (GO:0010216) [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  DNA methylation
Wikipedia
DNA_methylation