Maternal control of embryogenesis by MEDEA, a polycomb group gene in Arabidopsis

Grossniklaus, U., Vielle-Calzada, J. P., Hoeppner, M. A., Gagliano, W. B. (April 1998) Maternal control of embryogenesis by MEDEA, a polycomb group gene in Arabidopsis. Science, 280 (5362). pp. 446-50. ISSN 0036-8075 (Print)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9545225
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5362.446

Abstract

The gametophytic maternal effect mutant medea (mea) shows aberrant growth regulation during embryogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Embryos derived from mea eggs grow excessively and die during seed desiccation. Embryo lethality is independent of the paternal contribution and gene dosage. The mea phenotype is consistent with the parental conflict theory for the evolution of parent-of-origin-specific effects. MEA encodes a SET domain protein similar to Enhancer of zeste, a member of the Polycomb group. In animals, Polycomb group proteins ensure the stable inheritance of expression patterns through cell division and regulate the control of cell proliferation.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alleles Amino Acid Sequence Arabidopsis/ embryology/ genetics Arabidopsis Proteins Cell Division Cloning, Molecular Crosses, Genetic Drosophila Proteins Gene Dosage Gene Expression Regulation, Plant Genes, Plant Insect Proteins/genetics Molecular Sequence Data Morphogenesis Mutation Nuclear Proteins/chemistry/genetics Plant Proteins/chemistry/ genetics/physiology Repressor Proteins Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Seeds/genetics/growth & development Sequence Alignment
Subjects: organism description > plant > Arabidopsis
organism description > animal > insect > Drosophila
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function > genes: types > polycomb group genes
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell functions > cell division
Investigative techniques and equipment > cloning
Investigative techniques and equipment > assays > cloning

organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > embryogenesis
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function > gene expression
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > mutations
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Communities: CSHL labs > Grossniklaus lab
Depositing User: Kathleen Darby
Date: 17 April 1998
Date Deposited: 05 May 2014 13:21
Last Modified: 05 May 2014 13:21
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/29889

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