Activation of a floral homeotic gene in Arabidopsis.

  title={Activation of a floral homeotic gene in Arabidopsis.},
  author={Maximilian A. Busch and Kirsten Bomblies and Detlef Weigel},
  volume={285 5427},
The patterned expression of floral homeotic genes in Arabidopsis depends on the earlier action of meristem-identity genes such as LEAFY, which encodes a transcription factor that determines whether a meristem will generate flowers instead of leaves and shoots. The LEAFY protein, which is expressed throughout the flower, participates in the activation of homeotic genes, which are expressed in specific regions of the flower. Analysis of a LEAFY-responsive enhancer in the homeotic gene AGAMOUS… CONTINUE READING
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