Control of Arabidopsis flower and seed development by the homeotic gene APETALA2.

  title={Control of Arabidopsis flower and seed development by the homeotic gene APETALA2.},
  author={K. Diane Jofuku and B G den Boer and Marc C E Van Montagu and Jack K. Okamuro},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  volume={6 9},
APETALA2 (AP2) plays a central role in the establishment of the floral meristem, the specification of floral organ identity, and the regulation of floral homeotic gene expression in Arabidopsis. We show here that in addition to its functions during flower development, AP2 activity is also required during seed development. We isolated the AP2 gene and found that it encodes a putative nuclear protein that is distinguished by an essential 68-amino acid repeated motif, the AP2 domain. Consistent… CONTINUE READING
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