Plant stem cells: divergent pathways and common themes in shoots and roots

Byrne, M. E., Kidner, C. A., Martienssen, R. A. (October 2003) Plant stem cells: divergent pathways and common themes in shoots and roots. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 13 (5). pp. 551-7. ISSN 0959-437X

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14550423
DOI: 10.1016/j.gde.2003.08.008

Abstract

Stem cells in plant shoot and root meristems are maintained throughout the life of the plant and produce somatic daughter cells that make up the body of the plant. Plant stem cells can also be derived from somatic cells in vivo and in vitro. Recent findings are refining our knowledge of signaling pathways that define stem cell fate and specify either shoot or root stem cell function. New evidence also highlights a role for epigenetic mechanisms in controlling stem cell fate.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cell Communication physiology Cell Differentiation physiology Epigenesis Genetic physiology Meristem physiology Plant Roots growth & development Plant Shoots growth & development Plants embryology growth & development Stem Cells physiology knox homeobox genes arabidopsis root protein phosphatase apical meristem inflorescence architecture signaling pathway leaf development quiescent center receptor kinase wuschel gene
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > epigenetics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > epigenetics

organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > meristem
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions
organism description > plant
therapies > stem cells
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions
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Communities: CSHL labs > Martienssen lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: October 2003
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2013 14:14
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2013 14:14
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/27993

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