Epigenetic DNA Modifications Are Correlated With B Chromosomes and Sex in the Cichlid Astatotilapia latifasciata
Epigenetic DNA Modifications Are Correlated With B Chromosomes and Sex in the Cichlid Astatotilapia latifasciata Adauto Lima Cardoso1, Bruno Evaristo de Almeida Fantinatti1, Natália Bortholazzi Venturelli1, Bianca de Oliveira Carmello1, Rogério Antonio de Oliveira2 and Cesar Martins1* 1Integrative Genomics Laboratory, Department of Morphology, Institute of Biosciences, São Paulo State University – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Brazil 2Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Biosciences, São Paulo State University – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Brazil Supernumerary B chromosomes are dispensable elements found in several groups of eukaryotes, and their impacts in host organisms are not clear. The cichlid fish Astatotilapia latifasciata presents one or two large metacentric B chromosomes. These elements affect the transcription of several classes of RNAs. Here, we evaluated the epigenetic DNA modification status of B chromosomes using immunocytogenetics and assessed the impact of B chromosome presence on the global contents of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and the molecular mechanisms underlying these variations. We found that the B chromosome of A. latifasciata has an active pattern of DNA epimarks, and its presence promotes the loss of 5mC in gonads of females with B chromosome (FB+) and promotes the loss of 5hmC in the muscle of males with the B element (MB+). Based on the...
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