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Development: Early events in asymmetric division

Asymmetric cell divisions establish the patterning of stomata in maize. PAN receptor-like kinases were thought to start a signalling cascade leading to pre-mitotic polarization of the cell. Re-analysis of mutants now reveals that the SCAR/WAVE complex is involved in the early initiation of polarity in mother cells.

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Figure 1: Proposed model for a dual role of the WRC during the polarization of the SMC division in maize.


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Serna, L. Development: Early events in asymmetric division. Nature Plants 1, 15008 (2015).

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