Leaving the meristem behind: regulation of KNOX genes
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-reviews1002Published: 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.