A Maize Thiamine Auxotroph Is Defective in Shoot Meristem Maintenance[C][W][OA]

@article{Woodward2010AMT,
  title={A Maize Thiamine Auxotroph Is Defective in Shoot Meristem Maintenance[C][W][OA]},
  author={John B Woodward and N. Dinuka Abeydeera and Debamita Paul and Kimberly A Phillips and Maria Rapala-Kozik and Michael Freeling and Tadhg P. Begley and Steven E. Ealick and Paula McSteen and Michael J. Scanlon},
  journal={Plant Cell},
  year={2010},
  volume={22},
  pages={3305 - 3317}
}
Mutations in the maize thiamine biosynthesis gene bladekiller1 induce meristem abortion phenotypes that are completely rescued by exogenous thiamine. The data illustrate the essential role of metabolic cofactors during the proliferative growth of the undifferentiated stem cell populations that comprise plant meristems. Plant shoots undergo organogenesis throughout their life cycle via the perpetuation of stem cell pools called shoot apical meristems (SAMs). SAM maintenance requires the… 

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