The KNOX gene SHOOT MERISTEMLESS is required for the development of reproductive meristematic tissues in Arabidopsis.

@article{Scofield2007TheKG,
  title={The KNOX gene SHOOT MERISTEMLESS is required for the development of reproductive meristematic tissues in Arabidopsis.},
  author={Simon Scofield and Walter Dewitte and James A H Murray},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={767-81}
}
In Arabidopsis, the central stem cells of the shoot apical meristem (SAM) are indefinitely maintained, whereas those in floral meristems differentiate into female gametophyte-bearing organs termed carpels. The class 1 KNOX genes encode homeodomain transcription factors that function variously in the establishment and maintenance of the SAM, and have also been implicated in carpel development. Here we show that the KNOX gene SHOOT MERISTEMLESS (STM) induces carpel formation and promotes homeotic… CONTINUE READING
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