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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Plant Morphogenesis and Knox Genes

Authors
item Hake, Sarah
item Ori, Naomi - UCB/ARS PLANT GENE EXP CT

Submitted to: Nature Genetics
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2002
Publication Date: June 1, 2002
Citation: Hake, S.C., Ori, N. 2002. Plant morphogenesis and KNOX genes. Nature Genetics, 31(2):121-122.

Interpretive Summary: A review of three recently published papers that integrates this new information with past experiments publsihed by the Hake lab.

Technical Abstract: KNOX genes function in plant meristems, which produce leaves and stems. Three recent studies show that the dwarf phenotype, brevipedicellus, is caused by a recessive mutation in a KNOX gene. A fourth study shows that misexpression of KNOX genes leads to novel features that may have selective value.

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