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Meristems take their cues from organ primordia

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Stem cell regulation is critical to the development of all multicellular organisms; in plants, stem cell niches reside in meristems. Two newly identified plant genes establish a novel signaling feedback from the incipient leaf primordia back to the meristem that is required to regulate stem cell proliferation.

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Figure 1: Primordial signaling regulates meristem size.

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  • 04 July 2016

    In the version of this article initially published, the AtFEA3 expression domain was incorrectly interchanged with the CLE27 expression domain in the right panel of Figure 1. The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.


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Strable, J., Scanlon, M. Meristems take their cues from organ primordia. Nat Genet 48, 704–705 (2016).

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