ROW1 maintains quiescent centre identity by confining WOX5 expression to specific cells

@inproceedings{Zhang2015ROW1MQ,
  title={ROW1 maintains quiescent centre identity by confining WOX5 expression to specific cells},
  author={Yuzhou Zhang and Yue Jiao and Zhaohui Liu and Yu-xian Zhu},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2015}
}
The quiescent centre (QC) in the Arabidopsis root apical meristem is essential for stem cell organization. Here we show that the loss of REPRESSOR OF WUSCHEL1 (ROW1), a PHD domain-containing protein, leads to QC failure, defects in cell differentiation and ectopic expression of WUSCHEL-RELATED HOMEOBOX 5 (WOX5) in cells that normally express ROW1. The wox5-1/row1-3 double mutants show similar phenotypes to wox5-1 indicating that WOX5 is epistatic to ROW1. ROW1 specifically binds trimethylated… CONTINUE READING