José Antonio Aguilar-Martínez

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Shoot branching patterns depend on a key developmental decision: whether axillary buds grow out to give a branch or whether they remain dormant in the axils of leaves. This decision is controlled by endogenous and environmental stimuli mediated by hormonal signals. Although genes involved in the long-distance signaling of this process have been identified,(More)
TCP family of plant-specific transcription factors regulates plant form through control of cell proliferation and differentiation. This gene family is comprised of two groups, class I and class II. While the role of class II TCP genes in plant development is well known, data about the function of some class I TCP genes is lacking. We studied a group of(More)
Despite a long-standing interest in the genetic basis of morphological diversity, the molecular mechanisms that give rise to developmental variation are incompletely understood. Here, we use comparative transcriptomics coupled with the construction of gene coexpression networks to predict a gene regulatory network (GRN) for leaf development in tomato and(More)
The activity of SHOOT MERISTEMLESS (STM) is required for the functioning of the shoot apical meristem (SAM). STM is expressed in the SAM but is down-regulated at the site of leaf initiation. STM is also required for the formation of compound leaves. However, how the activity of STM is regulated at the transcriptional, posttranscriptional, and(More)
Daniel H. Chitwood,a,1 Aashish Ranjan,a Ravi Kumar,a,2 Yasunori Ichihashi,a,3 Kristina Zumstein,a Lauren R. Headland,a Enrique Ostria-Gallardo,a,4 José A. Aguilar-Martínez,a,5 Susan Bush,a,5 Leonela Carriedo,a,5 Daniel Fulop,a,5 Ciera C. Martinez,a,5 Jie Peng,b Julin N. Maloof,a and Neelima R. Sinhaa,6 a Department of Plant Biology, University of California(More)
Leaf shape is mutable, changing in ways modulated by both development and environment within genotypes. A complete model of leaf phenotype would incorporate the changes in leaf shape during juvenile-to-adult phase transitions and the ontogeny of each leaf. Here, we provide a morphometric description of >33,000 leaflets from a set of tomato (Solanum spp)(More)
Daniel H. Chitwood,a,1 Aashish Ranjan,a Ravi Kumar,a,2 Yasunori Ichihashi,a,3 Kristina Zumstein,a Lauren R. Headland,a Enrique Ostria-Gallardo,a,4 José A. Aguilar-Martínez,a,5 Susan Bush,a,5 Leonela Carriedo,a,5 Daniel Fulop,a,5 Ciera C. Martinez,a,5 Jie Peng,b Julin N. Maloof,a and Neelima R. Sinhaa,6 a Department of Plant Biology, University of California(More)
Branching patterns are major determinants of plant architecture. They depend both on leaf phillotaxy (branch primordia are formed in the axils of leaves) and on the decision of buds to grow out to give a branch or to remain dormant. In Arabidopsis, several genes involved in the long-distance signalling of the control of branch outgrowth have been(More)
Flowering is critical to the growth and development of plants, and LFY gene homologues play a major role in flowering initiation. To understand the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying floral initiation and development in Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis, BrpLFY, a homologue of LFY, was cloned using RT-PCR. Sequence analysis showed that the cDNA(More)
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