Transcription factors and hormones: new insights into plant cell differentiation.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Plant development is a continuous process, mainly due to the presence of stem cell niches within the root and shoot. The interplay between a host of transcription factors determines whether the cells within the meristem maintain their stem cell state, differentiate into leaves or form secondary meristems, which develop into shoots and flowers. Several recent studies provide new insight into how transcription factors and phytohormones interact within meristems to control cell proliferation and differentiation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Long, TA; Benfey, PN

Published Date

  • December 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 710 - 714

PubMed ID

  • 17034999

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0410

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0955-0674

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/


  • eng