Plant Development


  • Marja Timmermans

A subgroup of homeobox genes, which play an important role in the developmental processes of a variety of multicellular organisms, Hox genes have been shown to play a critical role in vertebrate pattern formation. Hox genes can be thought of as general purpose control genes-that is, they are similar in many organisms and direct the same processes in a variety of organisms, from mouse, to fly, to human.
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Researchers in cell, developmental, and molecular biology; genetics


Book information

  • Published: August 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-380910-0

Table of Contents

1. Llavata Peris, Rademacher & Weijers

Green Beginnings - Pattern Formation in the Early Plant Embryo

2. Kami, Lorrain, Hornitschek & Fankhauser

Light-Regulated Plant Growth and Development

3. Bennett & Scheres

Root Development - Two Meristems for the Price of One?

4. Ha, Jun & Fletcher

Shoot Apical Meristem Form and Function

5. Kidner & Timmermans

Signaling Sides: Adaxial-Abaxial Patterning in Leaves


6. Koenig & Sinha

Evolution of Leaf Shape: A Pattern Emerges

7. Breuninger & Lenhard

Control of Tissue and Organ Growth in Plants

8. Helariutta & Scarpella

Vascular Pattern Formation in Plants

9. Dong & Bergmann

Stomatal Patterning and Development

10. Balkunde, Pesch & Hülskamp

Trichome Patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana: From Genetic to Molecular Models

11. Albani & Coupland

Comparative Analysis of Flowering in Annual and Perennial Plants

12. Nag & Jack

Sculpting the Flower; the Role of microRNAs in Flower Fevelopment

13. Ma & Sundaresan

Development of Flowering Plant Gametophytes