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Transcriptional control of tissue formation throughout root development

Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad1171
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Creators Name:Moreno-Risueno, M.A. and Sozzani, R. and Yardimci, G.G. and Petricka, J.J. and Vernoux, T. and Blilou, I. and Alonso, J. and Winter, C.M. and Ohler, U. and Scheres, B. and Benfey, P.N.
Journal Title:Science
Journal Abbreviation:Science
Page Range:426-430
Date:23 October 2015
Keywords:Arabidopsis, Arabidopsis Proteins, Cell Division, Cell Lineage, Genetic Transcription, Plant Gene Expression Regulation, Plant Roots, Transcription Factors
Abstract:Tissue patterns are dynamically maintained. Continuous formation of plant tissues during postembryonic growth requires asymmetric divisions and the specification of cell lineages. We show that the BIRDs and SCARECROW regulate lineage identity, positional signals, patterning, and formative divisions throughout Arabidopsis root growth. These transcription factors are postembryonic determinants of the ground tissue stem cells and their lineage. Upon further activation by the positional signal SHORT-ROOT (a mobile transcription factor), they direct asymmetric cell divisions and patterning of cell types. The BIRDs and SCARECROW with SHORT-ROOT organize tissue patterns at all formative steps during growth, ensuring developmental plasticity.
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science (U.S.A.)
Item Type:Article

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