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Record number 509207
Title Tissue and Organ Initiation in the Plant Embryo : A First Time for Everything
Author(s) Palovaara, Joakim; Zeeuw, Thijs de; Weijers, Dolf
Source Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology 32 (2016). - ISSN 1081-0706 - p. 47 - 75.
Department(s) Biochemistry
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Apical-basal axis - Asymmetric cell division - Cell specification - Meristems - Plant embryogenesis - Radial patterning - Stem cells

Land plants can grow to tremendous body sizes, yet even the most complex architectures are the result of iterations of the same developmental processes: organ initiation, growth, and pattern formation. A central question in plant biology is how these processes are regulated and coordinated to allow for the formation of ordered, 3D structures. All these elementary processes first occur in early embryogenesis, during which, from a fertilized egg cell, precursors for all major tissues and stem cells are initiated, followed by tissue growth and patterning. Here we discuss recent progress in our understanding of this phase of plant life. We consider the cellular basis for multicellular development in 3D and focus on the genetic regulatory mechanisms that direct specific steps during early embryogenesis.

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