Lecture Powerpoint

Berleth, T., et al. (2002). Embryogenesis: Pattern Formation from a Single Cell. The Arabidopsis Book: 1-22 (good, but getting dated, intro to basics of Arabidopsis embryogeny).
Ten Hove, C.A. and R. Heidstra (2008) Who begets whom? Plant cell fate determination by asymmetric cell division, Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 11:34–41 (review about the all-important motif of asymmetric cell division in plant development. Read the first two pages now, and others as we cover the topics they cover as the semester proceeds).

Kultunow, A.M.G. & M.R. Tucker (2008) Functional embryo sac formation in Arabidopsis without meiosis - one step towards asexual seed formation (apomixis) in crops? J. Bioschi 33:309-311 (a nice little highlight of Ravi et al. 2008 Nature 451:1121-24, about the DYAD mutant)

Homble, F. & M. Leonetti (2007) Emergence of symmetry breaking in fucoid zygotes. Trends Plant Sci 12:253-259.
Weijers, D., et al. (2005). Auxin and embryo axis formation: the ends in sight? Curr Opin Plant Biol 8: 32-7.
Suarez, M. F., et al. (2004). Metacaspase-dependent programmed cell death is essential for plant embryogenesis. Curr Biol 14: R339-40.
Souter, M., et al. (2000). Polarity and signaling in plant embryogenesis. J Exp Bot 51: 971-83.
Scheres, B., et al. (1999). Asymmetric Cell Division in Plants. Annu Rev Plant Physiol Plant Mol Biol 50: 505-537.
Jurgens, G., et al. (1997). Establishment of cell polarity during early plant development. Curr Opin Cell Biol 9: 849-52.
Laux, T., et al. (1997). Embryogenesis: A new start in life. Plant Cell 9: 989-1000.

Embryogeny: Initiation & Early Pattern Formation