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Morphogenesis occurs in 3D space over time and is guided by coordinated gene expression programs. Here we use postembryonic development in Arabidopsis plants to investigate the genetic control of growth. We demonstrate that gene expression driving the production of the growth-stimulating hormone gibberellic acid and downstream growth factors is first(More)
Gibberellic acid (GA)-mediated cell expansion initiates the seed-to-seedling transition in plants and is repressed by DELLA proteins. Using digital single-cell analysis, we identified a cellular subdomain within the midhypocotyl, whose expansion drives the final step of this developmental transition under optimal conditions. Using network inference, the(More)
Diverse molecular networks underlying plant growth and development are rapidly being uncovered. Integrating these data into the spatial and temporal context of dynamic organ growth remains a technical challenge. We developed 3DCellAtlas, an integrative computational pipeline that semiautomatically identifies cell types and quantifies both 3D cellular(More)
Seeding establishment following seed germination requires activation of the root meristem for primary root growth. We investigated the hormonal and genetic regulation of root meristem activation during Arabidopsis seed germination. In optimal conditions, radicle cell divisions occur only after the completion of germination and require de novo GA synthesis.(More)
A comprehensive understanding of plant growth and development requires the integration of the spatial and temporal dynamics of gene regulatory networks with changes in cellular geometry during 3D organ growth. 3DCellAtlas is an integrative computational pipeline that semi-automatically identifies cell type and position within radially symmetric plant(More)
Thomas D. Montenegro-Johnson,a,1 Petra Stamm,b,2 Soeren Strauss,c,2 Alexander T. Topham,b Michail Tsagris,d Andrew T.A. Wood,d Richard S. Smith,c and George W. Basselb,3 a School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom bSchool of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom cMax Planck(More)
Multicellularity arose as a result of adaptive advantages conferred to complex cellular assemblies. The arrangement of cells within organs endows higher-order functionality through a structure-function relationship, though the organizational properties of these multicellular configurations remain poorly understood. We investigated the topological properties(More)
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