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Plant morphogenesis and KNOX genes

Nature Genetics volume 31, pages 121122 (2002) | Download Citation

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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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  1. Plant Gene Expression Center, US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service and Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Albany, California, USA.

    • Sarah Hake
  2. Department of Field Crops and Genetics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot, 76100, Israel. maizesh@nature.berkeley.edu

    • Naomi Ori

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