Leaving the meristem behind: the genetic and molecular control of leaf patterning and morphogenesis.

@article{Hasson2010LeavingTM,
  title={Leaving the meristem behind: the genetic and molecular control of leaf patterning and morphogenesis.},
  author={Alice Hasson and Thomas Blein and Patrick Laufs},
  journal={Comptes rendus biologies},
  year={2010},
  volume={333 4},
  pages={350-60}
}
Leaves, which play an essential role in plant photosynthesis, share common features such as being flat structures, but also show an impressive variability in their sizes and shapes. Following its initiation in the meristems, leaf development is patterned along three polarization axes to establish its basic architecture. This process is further complicated in the case of compound leaves with the formation of new growth axes. Growth and differentiation must be properly coordinated to regulate the… CONTINUE READING