Developmental regulation and de novo formation of stem cells in plants

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Through convergent evolution, both plants and animals have come to rely on stem cells to generate and maintain body plans. Many of the mechanisms required for the regulation of stem cells are similar between plants and animals. This chapter highlights the current state knowledge about stem cell regulation of plant development and de novo formation of stem cells during regeneration and lateral organ formation. Studies discussed specifically focus on two classic plant model organisms, Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) and Physcomitrella patens (Physcomitrella). Arabidopsis and Physcomitrella are land plants that are part of the angiosperm and bryophyte (moss) families, respectively. Both types of plants have a morphological.

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Cited Authors

  • Sparks, EE; Imai, A; Hasebe, M; Benfey, PN

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Book Title

  • Stem Cells: From Basic Research to Therapy, Volume 1: Basic Stem Cell Biology, Tissue Formation during Development, and Model Organisms

Start / End Page

  • 403 - 432

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781482207750

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1201/b16487

Citation Source

  • Scopus