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Control of Cell Division Patterns in Developing Shoots and Flowers of Arabidopsis thaliana

Meyerowitz, E. M. (1997) Control of Cell Division Patterns in Developing Shoots and Flowers of Arabidopsis thaliana. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 62 . pp. 369-375. ISSN 0091-7451. doi:10.1101/SQB.1997.062.01.044.

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Development of flowering plants is different from that of the animal model systems. In flowering plants such as Arabidopsis, embryogenesis serves primarily to establish the shoot and root apical meristems, which later develop into the mature plant. Most morphogenesis and pattern formation thus occur postembryonically. The shoot apical meristem (SAM), which is a small collection of undifferentiated cells, first forms and then arrests during embryogenesis; after seed germination, it activates and becomes the source of the cells that will later make up the entire above-ground part of the plant (Steeves and Sussex 1989; Meyerowitz 1997). The morphogenetic activities of the SAM after seed germination consist of a small number of stereotyped programs, with the environment playing an important part in which programs are selected.

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Additional Information:© 1997 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. The Authors acknowledge that six months after the full-issue publication date, the Article will be distributed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC License (Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, I thank Bobby Williams for careful reading of the manuscript, and Mark Running for providing photographs for Figures 1 and 2. My laboratory's work on meristem cell division control is funded by U.S. National Science Foundation grant MCB-9603821 and a Strategic Research Fund grant from Zeneca Agrochemicals.
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