Grass meristems I: Shoot apical meristem maintenance, axillary meristem determinacy and the floral transition

Pautler, M., Tanaka, W., Hirano, H. Y., Jackson, D. (March 2013) Grass meristems I: Shoot apical meristem maintenance, axillary meristem determinacy and the floral transition. Plant and Cell Physiology, 54 (3). pp. 302-312. ISSN 00320781 (ISSN)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23411664
DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pct025

Abstract

The vegetative and reproductive shoot architectures displayed by members of the grass family are critical to reproductive success, and thus agronomic yield. Variation in shoot architecture is explained by the maintenance, activity and determinacy of meristems, pools of pluripotent stem cells responsible for post-embryonic plant growth. This review summarizes recent progress in understanding the major properties of grass shoot meristems, focusing on vegetative phase meristems and the floral transition, primarily in rice and maize. Major areas of interest include: the control of meristem homeostasis by the CLAVATA-WUSCHEL pathway and by hormones such as cytokinin; the initiation of axillary meristems and the control of axillary meristem dormancy; and the environmental and endogenous cues that regulate flowering time. In an accompanying paper, Tanaka et al. review subsequent stages of shoot development, including current knowledge of reproductive meristem determinacy and the fate transitions associated with these meristems. © 2013 The Author 2013.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Floral transition Grass Maize Meristem maintenance Rice Tillering
Subjects: organism description > plant > maize
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > apical meristem
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > meristem
organism description > plant
organism description > plant > rice
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions
CSHL Authors:
Communities: CSHL labs > Jackson lab
Watson School > Publications
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: March 2013
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 14:49
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2014 13:46
Related URLs:
URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/28334

Actions (login required)

Administrator's edit/view item Administrator's edit/view item
CSHL HomeAbout CSHLResearchEducationNews & FeaturesCampus & Public EventsCareersGiving