name: heterochromatin island
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def: "A region of facultative heterochromatin formed dynamically at specific loci in response to environmental signals, independently of RNAi." [PMID:22144463, PMID:24210919]
comment: An example of this type of heterochromatin is found in Schizosaccharomyces pombe, where heterochromatin islands are formed at meiotic genes during vegetative (mitotic) growth.
is_a: GO:0000792 ! heterochromatin
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