Lecture Powerpoint

Stem cell maintenance & organogensis
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Veit, B. (2009) Hormone mediated regulation of the shoot apical meristem. Plant Mol Biol. 69:397-408.
Xie, M., M. Tataw & GV Reddy (2009) Towards a functional understanding of cell growth dynamics in shoot meristem stem-cell niche. Sem Cell Dev Biol (in press)
Dinneny, JR & PN Benfey (2008)_ Plant stem cell niches: Standing the test of time. Cell:132:553-557.
Mitchum, MG, X Wang & EL Davis (2008) Diverse and conserved roles of CLE peptides. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 11:75-81
Castellano, M. M., et al. (2005). Intercellular signalling in the transition from stem cells to organogenesis in meristems. Curr Opin Plant Biol 8: 26-31.
Gross-Hardt, R., et al. (2003). Stem cell regulation in the shoot meristem. J Cell Sci 116: 1659-66.
Doerner, P. (2003). Plant meristems: a merry-go-round of signals. Curr Biol 13: R368-74.


Hamant, O. et al. (2008) Developmental patterning by mechanical signals in Arabidopsis. Science 322:1650-1655 (About as close a direct test as you'll find of Green's model of mechanical stress mediating phyllotaxy. Evident suggests it doesn't, but their data and modeling strongly support a central role for microtubules and the cellulose reinforcement they direct, in governing morphogenesis at the shoot apex. This quote from the paper is a keeper: "...plant tissues seem to react to mechanical forces as solids, whereas animal tissues react as fluids.")
Mulder, B. (2008) On growth and force. Science 322:1643-1644 (nice "Perspective" accompanying the above Hamant paper)
Kuhlemeier, C (2007) Phyllotaxis. Trends Plant Sci 12:143-150.
"PHYLLOTAXIS: An Interactive Site for the Mathematical Study of Plant Pattern Formation"
Reinhardt, D. (2005). Phyllotaxis--a new chapter in an old tale about beauty and magic numbers. Curr Opin Plant Biol 8: 487-93.
Fleming, A. J. (2005). Formation of primordia and phyllotaxy. Curr Opin Plant Biol 8: 53-8.
Surridge, C. (2003). Plant development: leaves by number. Nature 426: 237.
Adler I, et al. (1997) A history of the study of phyllotaxis.
Ann Bot (Lond). 80:231-244

The Shoot Apical Meristem: Function & Phyllotaxy