Development of leaf shape

M Byrne, M Timmermans, C Kidner, R Martienssen

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Abstract / Description of output

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-43
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in plant biology
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2001

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • SHOOT APICAL MERISTEM
  • KNOX HOMEOBOX GENES
  • ROUGH SHEATH2 GENE
  • ARABIDOPSIS-THALIANA
  • LATERAL ORGANS
  • COMPOUND LEAF
  • HOMEODOMAIN PROTEINS
  • ECTOPIC EXPRESSION
  • FLORAL ORGANS
  • NARROW SHEATH

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