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Record number 456131
Title Rooting plant development
Author(s) Scheres, B.
Source Development 140 (2013)5. - ISSN 0950-1991 - p. 939 - 941.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1242/dev.093559
Department(s) Plant Developmental Biology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) arabidopsis root - cell fate - meristem - differentiation - mechanism - shoot - framework - epidermis - division - pattern
Abstract In 1993, we published a paper in Development detailing the anatomical structure of the Arabidopsis root. The paper described how root growth was maintained by the precisely tuned activity of a small set of 'initials', which acted as the source of dividing and differentiating cells, and how these stem cell-like cells surrounded a few infrequently dividing cells. This work underpinned subsequent research on root developmental biology and sparked a detailed molecular analysis of how stem cell groups are positioned and maintained in plants.
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