The endosperm-specific ZHOUPI gene of Arabidopsis thaliana regulates endosperm breakdown and embryonic epidermal development.

@article{Yang2008TheEZ,
  title={The endosperm-specific ZHOUPI gene of Arabidopsis thaliana regulates endosperm breakdown and embryonic epidermal development.},
  author={Suxin Yang and Niamh Johnston and Edmund Talideh and Steve Mitchell and Chris Edward Jeffree and Justin Goodrich and Gwyneth Ingram},
  journal={Development},
  year={2008},
  volume={135 21},
  pages={
          3501-9
        }
}
During Arabidopsis seed development, the growing embryo invades and consumes the surrounding endosperm tissue. The signalling pathways that coordinate the separation of the embryo from the endosperm and the concomitant breakdown of the endosperm are poorly understood. We have identified a novel bHLH transcription factor, ZHOUPI (ZOU), which mediates these processes. ZOU is expressed exclusively in the endosperm of developing seeds. It is activated in the central cell immediately after… CONTINUE READING
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