Network building: Transcriptional circuits in the root

Kenneth Birnbaum, Philip N. Benfey

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Abstract

Genes that control cell fate in all major root tissues have been described in Arabidopsis and new candidates that pattern the root apical meristem have been identified. Several phytohormones have long been known to affect root growth; it now appears that they have at least one common entry point into the transcriptional networks that regulate root growth. A map of gene expression in the Arabidopsis root has identified many new candidate genes that feed into and out of these transcriptional controls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-588
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004

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Keywords

  • APL ALTERED PHLOEM DEVELOPMENT
  • ARF auxin response factor
  • AXR3 AUXIN RESISTANT3
  • CLE CLAVATA-LIKE
  • CLV3 CLAVATA3
  • CPC CAPRICE
  • EGL3 ENHANCER OF GLABRA3
  • GA gibberellic acid
  • GFP green fluorescent protein
  • GL2 GLABRA2
  • H hair
  • bHLH basic helix-loop-helix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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