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Different ways to be redundant

The conserved ligand–receptor pair CLAVATA1–CLAVATA3, which maintains homeostasis in shoot apical meristems, responds differently to perturbation in tomato, Arabidopsis and maize. Active compensation occurs in CLE signaling peptides in tomato, but compensation is passive in Arabidopsis.

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Fig. 1: Active compensation in tomato CLE genes.


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Kellogg, E.A. Different ways to be redundant. Nat Genet 51, 770–771 (2019).

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