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Leaving the meristem behind: regulation of KNOX genes

M Kathryn Barton

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Department of Genetics, Henry Mall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA

Genome Biology 2001, 2:reviews1002-reviews1002.3  doi:10.1186/gb-2001-2-1-reviews1002

Published: 9 January 2001


The mechanism by which the plant reserves some cells as pluripotent stem cells while partitioning others into differentiated leaf tissue is fundamental to plant development. New work in Arabidopsis elucidates the genetic circuitry that distinguishes meristem from leaf.