Development of leaf shape

Byrne, M., Timmermans, M., Kidner, C., Martienssen, R. (February 2001) Development of leaf shape. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 4 (1). pp. 38-43. ISSN 1369-5266

DOI: 10.1016/s1369-5266(00)00133-3


Variation among vascular plants in the initiation and patterning of leaves results in a diverse array of leaf shape, including the strap-like leaf of many grasses and the broad lamina of most eudicots. Recent findings highlight the importance of interactions between the shoot apical meristem (SAM) and developing leaf primordia in axis specification and the establishment of leaf shape. Global regulators of epigenetic states have been implicated in these interactions and may play a role in distinguishing founder cells and stem cells within the SAM.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: shoot apical meristem knox homeobox genes rough sheath2 gene arabidopsis-thaliana lateral organs compound leaf homeodomain proteins ectopic expression floral organs narrow sheath
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > apical meristem
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Communities: CSHL labs > Martienssen lab
CSHL labs > Timmermans lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: February 2001
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2013 16:57
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2013 16:57
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