Diverse and conserved roles of CLE peptides.

  title={Diverse and conserved roles of CLE peptides.},
  author={Melissa Goellner Mitchum and Xiaohong Sophie Wang and Eric L. Davis},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={11 1},
The function of plant CLAVATA3 (CLV3)/ENDOSPERM SURROUNDING REGION (ESR) (CLE) peptides in shoot meristem differentiation has been expanded in recent years to implicate roles in root growth and vascular development among different CLE family members. Recent evidence suggests that nematode pathogens within plant roots secrete ligand mimics of plant CLE peptides to modify selected host cells into multinucleate feeding sites. This discovery demonstrated an unprecedented adaptation of an animal… CONTINUE READING