Stem cell activation by light guides plant organogenesis.

@article{Yoshida2011StemCA,
  title={Stem cell activation by light guides plant organogenesis.},
  author={Saiko Yoshida and Therese Mandel and Cris Kuhlemeier},
  journal={Genes & development},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 13},
  pages={1439-50}
}
Leaves originate from stem cells located at the shoot apical meristem. The meristem is shielded from the environment by older leaves, and leaf initiation is considered to be an autonomous process that does not depend on environmental cues. Here we show that light acts as a morphogenic signal that controls leaf initiation and stabilizes leaf positioning. Leaf initiation in tomato shoot apices ceases in the dark but resumes in the light, an effect that is mediated through the plant hormone… CONTINUE READING
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