Submitted to: Developmental Cell
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2002
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Citation: FLETCHER, J.C., HAKE, S.C. PLANT DEVELOPMENT MAKES STRIDES IN VERMONT. DEVELOPMENTAL CELL 3:479-485, October 2002. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Plants are an excellent system for studying developmental biology. Depending on the species, they can be easily transformed and mutagenized, undergo grafts, tolerate changes in chromosome number, and provide fertile offspring after wide species crosses. Most importantly, they are perpetually embryonic, and thus development unfolds throughout the life of a plant. At a recent FASEB meeting, scientists shared their discoveries about plant development, covering topics that ranged from the evolution of form to cellular differentiation. The meeting demonstrated that the genetic and cellular basis of plant development is currently an exciting and growing field of research.