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Protein Subunits

Caption: Protein subunits 9a and 9b found in the mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana by IU biologists play a role in how different RNA polymerases work, including performing RNA-directed DNA methylation. Altered DNA methylation is involved in genetic disorders and diseases that include cancer.

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