Embryogenesis - the humble beginnings of plant life.

@article{Smet2010EmbryogenesisT,
  title={Embryogenesis - the humble beginnings of plant life.},
  author={Ive De Smet and Steffen Lau and Ulrike Mayer and Gerd J{\"u}rgens},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={959-70}
}
Each plant starts life from the zygote formed by the fusion of an egg and a sperm cell. The zygote gives rise to a multicellular embryo that displays a basic plant body organization and is surrounded by nutritive endosperm and maternal tissue. How the body organization is generated had already been studied before the genome sequence of Arabidopsis thaliana was completed 10 years ago, but several regulatory mechanisms of embryo development have since been discovered or analysed in more detail… CONTINUE READING