|Vollbrecht, E - PGEC, ALBANY, CA|
|Reiser, L - PGEC, ALBANY, CA|
Submitted to: Development
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 18, 2005
Publication Date: June 22, 2000
Citation: Hake, S.C., Vollbrecht, E., Reiser, L. 2000. Shoot meristem size is dependent on inbred background and presence of the maize homeobox gene, knotted1. Development, 127:3161-3172. Interpretive Summary: The knotted (kn1) gene of maize is expressed in meristems and is absent from leaves, including the site of leaf initiation within the meristem. Analysis of limited shoot plants during embryogenesis indicated a role for kn1 in shoot meristem maintenance. We discuss a model for kn1 in maintenance of the morphogenetic zone of the shoot apical meristem.