Signalling between the Shoot Apical Meristem and Developing Lateral Organs

Signalling between the Shoot Apical Meristem and Developing Lateral Organs A characteristic feature of plant development is the extensive role played by cell–cell signalling in regulating patterns of growth and cell fate. This is particularly apparent in the shoot apical meristem (SAM) where signalling is involved in the maintenance of a central undifferentiated stem cell population and the formation of a regular and predictable pattern of leaves, from the meristem periphery. Although these two functions occur in different regions of the meristem, their activity must be coordinated to maintain meristem integrity. The role of signalling in the SAM was first characterised over 60 years ago by elegant surgical experiments. These studies showed that existing leaf primordia determine future sites of organ formation in adjacent regions of the SAM, a finding that laid the foundation for subsequent studies into the mechanisms controlling phyllotaxy. Recent studies have identified auxin as a likely signal promoting organ formation and shown that young primordia play an important role in determining its distribution in the SAM. These pioneering surgical experiments also revealed that signals from the meristem regulate the development of organ primordia. In this case a meristem signal promotes the formation of cell types found in the top/adaxial half of the emerging leaf. While the identity of this signal remains elusive, the recent characterisation of a small family of PHABULOSA-like (PHB-like) transcription factor genes has provided important clues to its nature. These genes, which promote adaxial cell identity, are regulated by microRNAs (miRNAs) raising the exciting possibility that the meristem signal is either a miRNA or part of a pathway regulating the distribution of miRNAs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Signalling between the Shoot Apical Meristem and Developing Lateral Organs

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/signalling-between-the-shoot-apical-meristem-and-developing-lateral-ZVLgAipL9z
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11103-005-1270-y
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial