Transgenic tobacco over-expressing a homeobox gene shows a developmental interaction between leaf morphogenesis and phyllotaxy.


The tobacco gene, NTH1, encodes a polypeptide of 326 amino acids and is a member of the class1 KN1-type family of homeobox genes. Expression of NTH1 has mainly been observed in vegetative and reproductive shoot apices, not observed in roots or expanded leaves. Over-expression of NTH1 in transgenic plants caused abnormal leaf morphology, consisting of… (More)


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