CLAVATA-WUSCHEL signaling in the shoot meristem

Somssich, M., Je, B. I., Simon, R., Jackson, D. (September 2016) CLAVATA-WUSCHEL signaling in the shoot meristem. Development, 143 (18). pp. 3238-48. ISSN 1477-9129 (Electronic)0950-1991 (Linking)

DOI: 10.1242/dev.133645


Shoot meristems are maintained by pluripotent stem cells that are controlled by CLAVATA-WUSCHEL feedback signaling. This pathway, which coordinates stem cell proliferation with differentiation, was first identified in Arabidopsis, but appears to be conserved in diverse higher plant species. In this Review, we highlight the commonalities and differences between CLAVATA-WUSCHEL pathways in different species, with an emphasis on Arabidopsis, maize, rice and tomato. We focus on stem cell control in shoot meristems, but also briefly discuss the role of these signaling components in root meristems.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabidopsis Clavata-wuschel Maize Rice Shoot meristem Signaling Tomato
Subjects: organism description > plant > Arabidopsis
organism description > plant > maize
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell functions > cell signaling
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > meristem
organism description > plant > rice
organism description > plant > tomato
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Communities: CSHL labs > Jackson lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 15 September 2016
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 14:47
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 14:47
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