The maize Gα gene COMPACT PLANT2 functions in CLAVATA signalling to control shoot meristem size

@article{Bommert2013TheMG,
  title={The maize Gα gene COMPACT PLANT2 functions in CLAVATA signalling to control shoot meristem size},
  author={Peter Bommert and Byoung Il Je and Alexander Goldshmidt and David T. Jackson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={502},
  pages={555-558}
}
Shoot growth depends on meristems, pools of stem cells that are maintained by a negative feedback loop between the CLAVATA pathway and the WUSCHEL homeobox gene. CLAVATA signalling involves a secreted peptide, CLAVATA3 (CLV3), and its perception by cell surface leucine-rich repeat (LRR) receptors, including the CLV1 receptor kinase and a LRR receptor-like… CONTINUE READING