CEP genes regulate root and shoot development in response to environmental cues and are specific to seed plants.

@article{Delay2013CEPGR,
  title={CEP genes regulate root and shoot development in response to environmental cues and are specific to seed plants.},
  author={Christina Delay and Nijat Imin and Michael Anthony Djordjevic},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2013},
  volume={64 17},
  pages={5383-94}
}
The manifestation of repetitive developmental programmes during plant growth can be adjusted in response to various environmental cues. During root development, this means being able to precisely control root growth and lateral root development. Small signalling peptides have been found to play roles in many aspects of root development. One member of the CEP (C-TERMINALLY ENCODED PEPTIDE) gene family has been shown to arrest root growth. Here we report that CEP genes are widespread among seed… CONTINUE READING