gorgon, a novel missense mutation in the SHOOT MERISTEMLESS gene, impairs shoot meristem homeostasis in Arabidopsis.

@article{Takano2010gorgonAN,
  title={gorgon, a novel missense mutation in the SHOOT MERISTEMLESS gene, impairs shoot meristem homeostasis in Arabidopsis.},
  author={Sho Takano and Mitsuru Niihama and Harley M. S. Smith and Masao Tasaka and Mitsuhiro Aida},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={621-34}
}
The shoot meristem is a group of self-perpetuating cells that ultimately gives rise to the aerial parts of plants. The Arabidopsis thaliana SHOOT MERISTEMLESS (STM) gene, which encodes a knotted1-like homeobox transcription factor, is required for shoot meristem formation and maintenance, and loss-of-function mutations in the gene result in complete loss or… CONTINUE READING