The role of knox genes in plant development.

  title={The role of knox genes in plant development.},
  author={Sarah Hake and Harley M. S. Smith and Hans E E Holtan and Enrico Magnani and Giovanni Mele and Julio H Bernal Ramir{\'e}z},
  journal={Annual review of cell and developmental biology},
knox genes encode homeodomain-containing transcription factors that are required for meristem maintenance and proper patterning of organ initiation. In plants with simple leaves, knox genes are expressed exclusively in the meristem and stem, but in dissected leaves, they are also expressed in leaf primordia, suggesting that they may play a role in the… CONTINUE READING