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Leaf senescence - not just a 'wear and tear' phenomenon

Shimon Gepstein

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Faculty of Biology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel

Genome Biology 2004, 5:212  doi:

Published: 27 February 2004


A recent, genome-wide study shows that the transcriptional program underlying leaf senescence is active and complex, reflecting the activation of more than 2,000 genes in Arabidopsis, with gene products involved in a broad spectrum of regulatory, biochemical and cellular events.