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Specification and maintenance of the floral meristem: interactions between positively-acting promoters of flowering and negative regulators

Vijayraghavan, Usha and Prasad, Kalika and Meyerowitz, Elliot (2005) Specification and maintenance of the floral meristem: interactions between positively-acting promoters of flowering and negative regulators. Current Science, 89 (11). pp. 1835-1843. ISSN 0011-3891. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:VIJcs05

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Abstract

A combination of environmental factors and endogenous cues trigger floral meristem initiation on the flanks of the shoot meristem. A plethora of regulatory genes have been implicated in this process. They function either as activators or as repressors of floral initiation. This review describes the mode of their action in a regulatory network that ensures the correct temporal and spatial control of floral meristem specification, its maintenance and determinate development.


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Additional Information:SPECIAL SECTION: EMBRYOLOGY OF FLOWERING PLANTS Grants to UVR on expression profiling and functional genomics from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and grant NIH GM45697 to EM have supported work in their laboratories. We thank Venu Reddy, Meyerowitz laboratory, for providing Confocal Laser Scanning micrograph of an inflorescence meristem and Adrienne Roeder, Meyerowitz laboratory, for her comments on manuscript. We apologize to those whose publications could not be cited because of space limitations. The [Indian] Academy [of Science]'s journals are 'open access' and full text is available as PDF files on each journal's website. http://www.ias.ac.in/
Subject Keywords:Arabidopsis thaliana, floral activators, floral mesitem specification, floral repressors
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