We have previously described the phenotype of Arabidopsis thaliana plants with mutations at the CLAVATA1 (CLV1) locus (Clark, S. E., Running, M. P. and Meyerowitz, E. M. (1993) Development 119, 397-418). Our investigations demonstrated that clv1 plants develop enlarged vegetative and inflorescence apical meristems, and enlarged and indeterminate floral meristems. Here, we present an analysis of mutations at a separate locus, CLAVATA3 (CLV3), that disrupt meristem development in a manner similar to clv1 mutations. clv3 plants develop enlarged apical meristems as early as the mature embryo stage. clv3 floral meristems are also enlarged compared with wild type, and maintain a proliferating meristem throughout flower development. clv3 root meristems are unaffected, indicating that CLV3 is a specific regulator of shoot and floral meristem development. We demonstrate that the strong clv3-2 mutant is largely epistatic to clv1 mutants, and that the semi- dominance of clv1 alleles is enhanced by double ...
Author(s): Kim, YunJu | Advisor(s): Chen, Xuemei | Abstract: Forward genetics is a powerful tool to identify genes involved in particular biological processes. In my thesis work, I participated in forward genetic screens to identify genes involved in two biological processes in plants, stem cell maintenance in the floral meristem and small RNA biogenesis/function. First, I characterized a Polycomb (PcG) gene, CURLY LEAF (CLF) as a factor required for floral meristem termination. A mutation in CLF enhances the floral determinacy defects of ag-10, a weak allele in AGAMOUS (AG), a gene essential for floral stem cell termination. CLF acts in the AG pathway to repress the stem cell identity gene, WUSCHEL (WUS) to result in floral stem cell termination. In addition, I show that this role of CLF reflects the role of the PcG complex in the control of floral meristem determinacy. Taken together, I provide a link between epigenetic regulation and stem cell maintenance in the floral meristem. Second, I identified
In the plant life cycle, shoot meristem formation mainly occurs in two ways: the primary meristem formation during embryogenesis and axillary meristem formation in postembryonic development. Using cuc3 strong alleles that are newly isolated from our cuc2 enhancer screen, we confirmed the previous report that CUC3 acts redundantly with CUC1 and CUC2 during embryonic shoot meristem formation and cotyledon separation (Vroemen et al., 2003). More importantly, we found important roles of CUC2 and CUC3 in axillary meristem initiation during postembryonic development. The cuc3 single mutant occasionally lacks axillary meristems, and this phenotype is significantly enhanced by the cuc2 mutation. We have previously shown that CUC1 and CUC2 promote adventitious shoot formation from callus tissue (Daimon et al., 2003). Taken together, these results demonstrate that the three processes of shoot meristem initiation in Arabidopsis involves all or a subset of the three NAC proteins CUC1, CUC2, and CUC3.. The ...
Citation: Mcsteen, P.C., Hake, S.C. 2001. Barren inflorescence2 regulates axillary meristem development in the maize inflorescence. Development 128:2881-2891. Interpretive Summary: Organogenesis in plants is controlled by meristems. Shoot apical meristems form at the apex of the plant and produce leaf primordia on their flanks. Axillary meristems, which form in the axils of leaf primordia, give rise to branches and flowers and therefore play a critical role in plant architecture and reproduction. To understand how axillary meristems are initiated and maintained, we characterized the barren inflorescence2 mutant, which affects axillary meristems in the maize inflorescence. Technical Abstract: To understand how axillary meristems are initiated and maintained, we characterized the barren inflorescence2 mutant, which affects axillary meristems in the maize inflorescence. Scanning electron microscopy, histology and RNA in situ hybridization using knotted1 as a marker for meristematic tissue show that ...
We have mapped the fate of cells in the Arabidopsis embryonic shoot apical meristem by irradiating seed and scoring the resulting clonally derived sectors. 176 white, yellow, pale green or variegated sectors were identified and scored for their position and extent in the resulting plants. Most sectors were confined to a fraction of a leaf, and only occasionally extended into the inflorescence. Sectors that extended into the inflorescence were larger, and usually encompassed about a third to a half of the inflorescence circumference. We also find that axillary buds in Arabidopsis are clonally related to the subtending leaf. Sections through the dry seed embryo indicate that the embryonic shoot apical meristem contains approximately 110 cells in the three meristematic layers prior to the formation of the first two leaf primordia. The histological analysis of cell number in the shoot apical meristem, in combination with the sector analysis have been used to construct a map of the probable fate of ...
In higher plants, the shoot apical meristem (SAM) is the source of all the above-ground organs. Accordingly, key processes that elaborate shoot architecture are localized in the SAM. An aggregate of small cells located in the distal portion of the shoot, the SAM supplies cells that divide and differentiate to form the elements of the shoot (Medford, 1992). The initiation of lateral organs is related to the structure of the SAM, including its so-called zonation, which is based on anatomical features and cell division patterns. The central zone, in which cell division is less frequent, is located in the center of the SAM and acts as a pool of undifferentiated, indeterminate cells. In the peripheral zone flanking the SAM, cells divide more frequently and are incorporated into leaf primordia. The proximal region, called the rib zone, supplies the cells that form the body of the stem. At the same time, the SAM can be viewed in terms of clonally distinct cell layers (L1, L2, and L3). The outermost ...
The p34 protein kinase encoded by the cdc2 gene is a key component of the eukaryotic cell cycle required for the G1- to S-phase transition and entry into mitosis. To study the regulation of plant meristem activity and cell proliferation, we have examined the tissue-specific accumulation of cdc2 transcripts in Arabidopsis thaliana and the related crucifer radish (Raphanus sativus) by in situ hybridization using A. thaliana cdc2 cDNA sequences as a probe. cdc2 transcripts accumulated in leaf primordia and within the vegetative shoot apical meristem. During flower development, high levels of expression were observed in meristems, in the basal regions of developing organs, in the developing vasculature, and associated with rib meristems elaborated late in the development of some floral organs. In root tips, cdc2 transcripts accumulated in the meristematic region and adjacent daughter cells but were not detected in the quiescent center. There was strong hybridization throughout the pericycle, and a ...
Meyerowitz and Somerville developed a research project employing live imaging of dynamic plant processes followed by computational image processing to study two key processes: cellular differentiation in shoot apical meristems and cellulose synthesis. Elliot Meyerowitz initially involved Marcus Heisler, a pioneer of the new live imaging method, who worked on the live imaging of growing shoot apical meristems and computational modeling of cell behaviour and cell- cell communication during meristem growth. After Dr. Heisler left Caltech to establish his own laboratory at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, the project involved two additional postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Wuxing Li and Dr. Paul Tarr, who carried the shoot apical meristem work forward by investigating the involvement of the plant hormones auxin and cytokinin in the control of cell expansion, division and gene expression, and therefore, the contribution of these growth hormones to the interaction of physical and ...
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Plants have the unique ability to generate organs throughout their life cycle because of the continuous activity of meristems. The balance between maintenance of stem cells and the transition of these undifferentiated cells to differentiated cells is critical to normal organ initiation and formation. Stem cells within a small central zone of the shoot apical meristem (SAM) have the ability to grow and divide to replace cells of the SAM flanks, which then drive the formation of lateral organs. Signaling pathways for precise coordination are thought to occur via cell-to-cell communication between and within the stem cells and differentiated cells of the SAM (Clark, 2001; for review, see Bowman and Eshed, 2000).. One of the best-characterized signaling pathways in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) is called the CLAVATA (CLV) pathway because it involves three CLV genes, CLV1 to CLV3. CLV1 is likely an extracellular Leu-rich repeat (LRR) receptor kinase and CLV2 is a LRR protein without a kinase ...
Plants are multicellular eukaryotes with tissue systems made of various cell types that carry out specific functions. Plant tissue systems fall into one of two general types: meristematic tissue and permanent (or non-meristematic) tissue. Cells of the meristematic tissue are found in meristems, which are plant regions of continuous cell division and growth. Meristematic tissue cells are either undifferentiated or incompletely differentiated, and they continue to divide and contribute to the growth of the plant. In contrast, permanent tissue consists of plant cells that are no longer actively dividing.. Meristematic tissues consist of three types, based on their location in the plant. Apical meristems contain meristematic tissue located at the tips of stems and roots, which enable a plant to extend in length. Lateral meristems facilitate growth in thickness or girth in a maturing plant. Intercalary meristems occur only in monocots, at the bases of leaf blades and at nodes (the areas where leaves ...
Seeding establishment following seed germination requires activation of the root meristem for primary root growth. We investigated the hormonal and genetic regulation of root meristem activation during Arabidopsis seed germination. In optimal conditions, radicle cell divisions occur only after the completion of germination and require de novo GA synthesis. When the completion of germination is blocked by ABA, radicle elongation and cell divisions occurred in these non-germinating seeds. Conversely under GA-limiting conditions, ABA-insensitive mutants complete germination in the absence of radicle meristem activation and growth. Radicle meristem activation and extension can therefore occur independently of completion of the developmental transition of germination. The cell cycle regulator KRP6 partially represses GA-dependent activation of the cell cycle. Germination of krp6 mutant seeds occurs more rapidly, is slightly insensitive to ABA in dose-response assays, but also hypersensitive to the GA ...
In plants, undifferentiated meristem tissue provides stem cells to produce roots and shoots. The root meristem contains a few of these stem cells in a region called the quiescent center. Ortega-Martínez et al. studied Arabidopsis plants with a defect in a gene that controls ethylene biosynthesis and found that it produced more of the gaseous hormone ethylene. The quiescent center cells in these mutants went through more cell divisions than normal, resulting in extra stem cells in the root meristem. Adding exogenous ethylene also increased quiescent cell division, and blocking its synthesis in the mutants prevented extra divisions.. O. Ortega-Martínez, M. Pernas, R. J. Carol, L. Dolan, Ethylene modulates stem cell division in the Arabidopsis thaliana root. Science 317, 507-510 (2007). [Abstract] [Full Text] ...
Meristem is undifferentiated plant tissue found in areas of plant growth. The three types of meristematic tissue are intercalary, apical, and lateral. Apical meristem tissue is found in the tips of shoots and gives rise to leaves and flowers and is also found in the roots.
The Arabidopsis floral meristem-identity genes APETALA1 (AP1) and LEAFY (LFY) confer floral identity on developing floral primordia, whereas TERMINAL FLOWER (TFL) is required to repress their expression within shoot and inflorescence meristems. LFY and AP1 are expressed in floral primordia in respon …
The first step in flower development is the generation of a floral meristem by the inflorescence meristem. We have analyzed how this process is affected by mutant alleles of the Arabidopsis gene LEAFY. We show that LEAFY interacts with another floral control gene, APETALA1, to promote the transition …
In plants, the stem cells that form the shoot system reside within the shoot apical meristem (SAM), which is regulated by feedback signaling between the WUSCHEL (WUS) homeobox protein and CLAVATA (CLV) peptides and receptors. WUS-CLV feedback signaling can be modulated by various endogenous or exogenous factors such as chromatin state, hormone signaling, reactive oxygen species (ROS) signaling and nutrition, leading to a dynamic control of SAM size corresponding to meristem activity. Despite these insights, however, the knowledge of genes that control SAM size is still limited, and in particular the regulation by ROS signaling is only beginning to be comprehended. Here, we report a new gene that functions in SAM size maintenance, OKINA KUKI (OKI1), which is expressed in the SAM and encodes a mitochondrial aspartyl tRNA synthetase (AspRS). oki1 mutants display enlarged SAMs with abnormal expression of WUS and CLV3, and overaccumulation of ROS in the meristem. Our findings support the importance ...
Plants have the capacity to continuously produce organs throughout their life because they maintain stem-cell containing structures called meristems. The formation of flowers is an essential step of the plants life-cycle. In order to ensure flower development a new meristem must be formed within the young flower bud. Various data across the literature indicate that the transcription factor LEAFY is involved flower meristem formation in addition to its role as a master regulator of flower identity ...
To maximize the realism of the results, the basic tree generation algorithm mimics natures own growth cycles. A coarse rectangular grid is seeded with a single cell initialized as a meristem. A meristem is a specialized cellular body in plants that grow the roots, trunk, and branches that make up the macrostructure of the organism. In my algorithm, meristem growth is defined by vectors. The cells are populated using a line-drawing algorithm following the vector for a short time. To create interesting structure, these vectors can be determined from the location of the meristem with respect to origin. For example, a vector field given by equation 1 would result in a helical meristem growth. ,,,100%,,:,(x,y,z) = (y,x,1),, (1) In plants the meristems propagate a frontier one cell at a time, and the xylem and phloem push the bark outwards. To imitate this behavior, all cells that were grown by the meristem are categories as bark. Bark grows in any direction it can. In my algorithm, I grow the ...
The shoot apical meristem can initiate organs and secondary meristems throughout the life of a plant. A few cells located in the central zone of the meristem act as pluripotent stem cells: They divide slowly, thereby displacing daughter cells outwards to the periphery where they eventually become incorporated into organ primordia and differentiate (1). The maintenance of a functional meristem requires coordination between the loss of stem cells from the meristem through differentiation and replacement of cells through division. In Arabidopsis, theCLAVATA (CLV1, CLV2, andCLV3) genes play a critical role in this process, since loss-of-function mutations in CLV1, CLV2, orCLV3 cause an accumulation of stem cells and a progressive enlargement of shoot and floral meristems (2-7). The CLV3 gene encodes a small and potentially extracellular protein that is expressed in the stem cells of the shoot and floral meristems (2). The otherCLV genes encode a leucine-rich repeat (LRR)-receptor protein kinase ...
In the plant embryo, all cells can divide and later differentiate in functional mature cells. However, as plant grows, groups of undifferentiated cells remains in some parts of the plant body. These groups are known as meristems, and their cells keep the ability of proliferation and differentiation. Meristems are responsible for the permanent grow of the plant since they are present during the whole life of the plant. This is possible because not all proliferating cells of the meristem end up in a differentiated cell but some new cells remain as undifferentiated cells after mitosis. Thus, there is always a pool of undifferentiated cells that maintain the meristematic features as long as the plant is alive. Meristematic cells show cytological features of undifferentiated cells: they are small, isodiametric and have a very thin primary cell wall. The cytoplasm is rich in ribosomes, proplastids, and many small vacuoles, but is poor in endoplasmic reticulum and inclusions. A well-developed Golgi ...
A major feature of embryogenesis is the specification of stem cell systems, but in contrast to the situation in most animals, plant stem cells remain quiescent until the postembryonic phase of development. Here, we dissect how light and metabolic signals are integrated to overcome stem cell dormancy at the shoot apical meristem. We show on the one hand that light is able to activate expression of the stem cell inducer WUSCHEL independently of photosynthesis and that this likely involves inter-regional cytokinin signaling. Metabolic signals, on the other hand, are transduced to the meristem through activation of the TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN (TOR) kinase. Surprisingly, TOR is also required for light signal dependent stem cell activation. Thus, the TOR kinase acts as a central integrator of light and metabolic signals and a key regulator of stem cell activation at the shoot apex.. ...
The Society for Experimental Biology organised a Plant Frontier meeting, which was recently held at the University of Sheffield, UK. One of the sessions of this broad meeting was on plant meristems, which covered a range of topics, including stem cells, patterning, long distance signalling and epigenetic regulation of meristem development.
Legumes, such as pea, chickpea, lupin and soybean, are of fundamental importance for agricultural systems providing sustainable pasture production and cereal rotation capabilities together with high quality products such as vegetable oils, protein and nutriceuticals (antioxidants, phytoestrogens and folate). Our main objective is to understand control of shoot apical meristem (SAM) differentiation. Meristem provides a…
stem. III. Monocots, Dicots, and Gymnosperms A. Monocots ------ one seed leaf per seed B. Dicots ---------- two seed leaves per seed C. Gymnosperms -- many seed leaves per seed IV. Differentiation in Stems A. Two types of growth in stems 1. Primary Growth a. Is growth in length of the stem b. Caused by the activity of the apical meristem in the terminal bud c. Produces herbaceous stems 2. Secondary Growth a. Is growth in girth of the stem b. Caused by the activity of the vascular cambium c. Produces woody stems B. Regions of the growing shoot tip a. Apical Meristem (1) Produces leaf primordia on its flanks (2) Produces lateral buds on its flanks (3) Produces flower buds on its flanks (4) Produces cells that will differentiate into stem tissues in the center b. Stems cells are laid down like a brick-layer lays bricks, on top of another c. Cells that differentiate into stem tissues do so as they get older C. Differentiation of Apical Meristem cells into Mature Stem cells 1. Apical Meristem cells ...
Stem cells of the shoot apical meristem (SAM) give rise to all aerial structures of the plant, including stems, leaves, and flowers. The homeodomain transcription factor WUSCHEL (WUS), produced in the organizing center of the SAM, promotes stem cell maintenance, and signaling by the peptide CLAVATA3 (CLV3) represses WUS to restrict the stem cell niche. CLV3 signaling through two receptor complexes, one containing the leucine-rich repeat (LRR) receptor-like kinase (RLK) CLV1 and another containing the LRR receptor-like protein CLV2, which lacks a kinase domain. In a screen for mutants that were insensitive to application of a synthetic CLV3 peptide, Kinoshita et al. identified receptor-like protein kinase 2 (RPK2), another LRR RLK also known as TOADSTOOL 2, as a third transducer of CLV3 signaling. rpk2 mutants exhibited phenotypes similar to but weaker than those of clv1 and clv2 mutants-an enlarged SAM and increased number of floral organs and carpels. RPK2 was expressed in the inflorescence ...
CLV1 encodes a receptor kinase required for maintenance of the size of shoot and inflorescence meristems in Arabidopsis. The similarity of CLV1 to other receptor kinases shown to interact with KAPP (Stone et al., 1994; Braun et al., 1997) motivated us to investigate whether KAPP might be involved in CLV1 signal transduction. The availability of clv1 mutants with an easily observable phenotype (Leyser and Furner, 1992; Clark et al., 1993, 1997) permits direct assessment of the in vivo significance of the KAPP-CLV1 interaction.. We demonstrate that KAPP and CLV1 interact in vitro by binding KAPP to immobilized CLV1 recombinant protein. Moreover, the observed interaction is dependent on a functional protein kinase domain, i.e. the KI domain of KAPP fails to bind to an inactive mutant version of CLV1. This is consistent with other previously observed interactions between KAPP and other protein kinases that have been demonstrated to be phosphorylation dependent (Stone et al., 1994; Braun et al., ...
FLC, a key regulatory gene for the initiation of flowering in Arabidopsis (1), codes for a protein that acts as a repressor of flowering through the regulation of the transcriptional activity of FT (8). FT protein is synthesized in leaves and transported to the apical meristem (40), where it interacts with FD to stimulate the activity of AP1, one of the major genes controlling the transition of the apical meristem from vegetative to reproductive mode. FLC also binds to SOC1 (8), which controls the second major gene concerned in the generation of the reproductive meristem, LEAFY. The actions of AP1 and LEAFY promote the development of the inflorescence meristem, which produces flowers. The FLC protein binds to the first intron of FT and to the promoter of SOC1, in each case inhibiting transcriptional activity (8).. FLC mRNA production is itself repressed by exposure of the germinating seed or of seedling growth stages to an extended period of low temperature. The key negative control of FLC ...
Unlike animals, plants are constantly exposed to environmental mutagens including ultraviolet light and reactive oxygen species. Further, plant cells are totipotent with highly plastic developmental programs. An understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying the ability of plants to monitor and repair its DNA and to eliminate damaged cells are of great importance. Previously we have identified two genes, TSO1 and TSO2, from a flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Mutations in these two genes cause callus-like flowers, fasciated shoot apical meristems, and abnormal cell division, indicating that TSO1 and TSO2 may encode important cell cycle regulators. Previous funding from DOE led to the molecular cloning of TSO1, which was shown to encode a novel nuclear protein with two CXC domains suspected to bind DNA. This DOE grant has allowed us to characterize and isolate TSO2 that encodes the small subunit of the ribonucleotide reductase (RNR). RNR comprises two large subunits (R1) an d two small subunits (R2
LOOI LIANG SHENG (2016-12-15). EPIGENETIC TIMING CONTROL OF WUSCHEL COORDINATES SHOOT APICAL MERISTEM AND FLORAL DEVELOPMENT IN ARABIDOPSIS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository ...
The ULTRAPETALA1 gene functions early in Arabidopsis development to restrict shoot apical meristem activity and acts through WUSCHEL to regulate floral meristem determinacy ...
Meristems are a big deal to a plant. These pools of stem cells are the growing points for each plant, and every organ comes from them. They are how plants can survive for 500 or 5,000 years, continuously making new organs in the form of leaves, flowers, and seeds throughout its life.. When you mow your grass, it keeps growing because of the meristems, said Amanda Durbak, first author on the paper and MU biological sciences post doc. In corn, there are actually hundreds of meristems at the tips and all sides of ears and tassels.. But without enough boron, these growing points disintegrate, and, in corn, that means vegetation is stunted, tassels fail to develop properly and kernels dont set on an ear. This leads to reduced yield. Missouri and the eastern half of the U.S. are typically plagued by boron-deficient soil, an essential micronutrient for crops like corn and soybeans, indicating that farmers need to supplement with boron to maximize yield.. The tassel-less mutant. The teams ...
Seminar, 2017-09-18, UPSC Cutting-Edge Seminar: Mechanical Signaling and Pattern Formation in the Arabidopsis Shoot Apical Meristem, Elliot Meyerowitz, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
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Early root growth is one of the functions of the apical meristem located near the tip of the root. The meristem cells more or less continuously divide, producing more meristem, root cap cells (these sacrificed to protect the meristem), and undifferentiated root cells. The latter will become the primary tissues of the root, first undergoing elongation, a process that pushes the root tip forward in the growing medium. Gradually these cells differentiate and mature into specialized cells of the root tissues. Roots will generally grow in any direction where the correct environment of air, mineral nutrients and water exists to meet the plants needs. Roots will not grow in dry soil. Over time, given the right conditions, roots can crack foundations, snap water lines, and lift sidewalks. At germination, roots grow downward due to gravitropism, the growth mechanism of plants that also causes the shoot to grow upward. In some plants (such as ivy), the root actually clings to walls and structures. ...
Nuestros resultados muestran como los Brassinosteroides (BRs), hormonas esteroides de plantas, mantienen la homeostasis de las células madre. Mediante un abordaje micro genómico hemos identificado a BRAVO (Brassinosteroids at Vascular and Organizing Centre), un componente especifico de las células madre. BRAVO es un factor de transcripción R2R3 de la familia MYB, que actúa como interruptor molecular que controla las divisiones de las células madre.. REFERENCIA DEL GRUPO INVESTIGADOR. Our laboratory investigates how Brassinosteroid (BR) hormones control plant growth and development. In particular, we are focused in understanding the spatial regulation of BR signalling in the vascular and stem cells. By using the root as a model organ we have uncovered a key role for BRs in stem cell function and cell cycle progression at the root meristem development necessary for normal root growth and development. These studies opened new avenues to study the role of plant stem cells on a mechanistic ...
During vegetative growth, the shoot apical meristem (SAM) produces lateral organ primordia but remains roughly the same size, as WUSCHEL-CLAVATA signaling…
In dicot Arabidopsis thaliana embryos two cotyledons develop largely autonomously from the shoot apical meristem (SAM). Recessive mutations in the Arabidopsis receptor-like kinase RPK1 lead to monocotyledonous seedlings, with low (10 %) penetrance due to complex functional redundancy. In strong rpk1 alleles, about 10 % of these (i. e. 1 % of all homozygotes) did not develop a SAM. We wondered whether RPK1 might also control SAM gene expression and SAM generation in addition to its known stochastic impact on cell division and PINFORMED1 (PIN1) polarity in the epidermis. SAM-less seedlings developed a simple morphology with a straight and continuous hypocotyl-cotyledon structure lacking a recognizable epicotyl. According to rpk1s auxin-related PIN1 defect, the seedlings displayed defects in the vascular tissue. Surprisingly, SAM-less seedlings variably expressed essential SAM specific genes along the hypocotyl-cotyledon structure up into the cotyledon lamina. Few were even capable of developing an
Lateral organs are formed in plants by post embryonic developmental programs. Leaves, and flowers differentiate from the shoot apical meristem and lateral roots from the primary root pericycle meristem. Adventitious roots are roots formed from non-root lateral meristematic tissues, mostly the cambium, in many cases in response to stress signals. The ability of plants to regenerate adventitious roots is fundamental for selection and breading programs which are based on vegetative propagation of elite clones. Thus, recalcitrant plants, losing their rooting capability, may form a genuine commercial barrier in agricultural and forestry improvement programs. Some cellular mechanisms underlying adventitious root formation have been revealed, but much is yet to be clarified. The plant primary cell wall is a dynamic organ that can change its form, and perceive and relay molecular signals inward and outward during certain stages of development in particular cells. Therefore, before the secondary cell ...
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Early root growth is one of the functions of the apical meristem located near the tip of the root. The meristem cells more or less continuously divide, producing more meristem, root cap cells (these are sacrificed to protect the meristem), and undifferentiated root cells. The latter become the primary tissues of the root, first undergoing elongation, a process that pushes the root tip forward in the growing medium. Gradually these cells differentiate and mature into specialized cells of the root tissues.[9]. Growth from apical meristems is known as primary growth, which encompasses all elongation. Secondary growth encompasses all growth in diameter, a major component of woody plant tissues and many nonwoody plants. For example, storage roots of sweet potato have secondary growth but are not woody. Secondary growth occurs at the lateral meristems, namely the vascular cambium and cork cambium. The former forms secondary xylem and secondary phloem, while the latter forms the periderm.[citation ...
Citation: Varanasi, V., Jia, Y., Chao, W.S., Anderson, J.V., Horvath, D.P. 2005. Understanding shoot development and growth in weeds: cloning and expression of shootmeristemless from leafy spurge. [Abstract]. Weed Science Society of America. Page No. 68. Interpretive Summary: We have cloned the gene SHOOTMERISTEMLESS (STM) from the perennial weed leafy spurge. This gene is known to be required for maintenance of the apical meristem during growth in several different plant species. However, although STM is required for meristem growth, it was unknown if it was expressed in non-growing meristems. We have shown that STM is expressed in non-growing meristems, but is significantly up-regulated with 24 hours of growth induction. We have also shown that it is inhibited in buds that are endo-dormant, but is expressed when endo-dormancy is released even in buds which are not growing due to cold temperature. The differential expression of this critical developmental regulator upon dormancy indicates that ...
The Tornado2 gene of Arabidopsis thaliana affectscellular decisions in the shoot apical meristem [Elektronische Ressource] / vorgelegt von Wei-Hsin, Chiu : The TORNADO2 gene of Arabidopsis thaliana affects cellular decisions in the shoot apical meristem. Inaugural-Dissertation Zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln vorgelegt von Wei-Hsin, Chiu aus Kaohsiung, Taiwan Köln 2006 Gutachter: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Werr Prof. Dr. U. I. Flügge Tag
In Arabidopsis under long days (as Arabidopsis is a long-day plant) the active form of the phytochrome PHYA stabilizes the transcription factor CO which activates FT. GI is a circadian clock-controlled gene that indirectly helps to promote FT expression by degrading repressors of CO. Interestingly, this signalling cascade does not begin in the shoot apical meristem (i.e., the tip of the plant, from which eventually the flowers emerge), but in leaves. The activation of FT in leaves leads to the accumulation of its protein product, known as florigen. Florigen is a small mobile protein that travels through the phloem from the leaves to the shoot apical meristem, where it induces the vegetative to reproductive growth transition. Once transported to the apical meristem, florigen activates the gene SUPPRESSOR OF OVEREXPRESSION OF CONSTANS 1 (SOC1). SOC1 promotes flowering by activating LEAFY, a floral meristem identity gene.. ...
11. Cork cambium is the layer of cambium that is formed from the secondary lateral meristem, immediately beneath the epidermis. 15. That means it has the ability to divide. All tissues outside… Cork cambium is a lateral meristem. Giga-fren . What is the difference between early and late wood? __ (or sequence of amino acids). internal and external but its activity is more on the outer side than on the inner side. It is also called protective tissue. The cork cambium, which is also called the phellogen, is normally only one cell layer thick and it divides periclinally to the outside producing cork. Most of the plants continue to grow throughout their lifetimes, and they grow through the combinations of cell growth and cell divisions. Secondary School. Likewise, what are cork cell write its function? a) assembly of a protein from amino acids . As the stem increases in girth, the epidermis and the cortex are replaced by another meristematic tissue called the cork cambium. WikiMatrix . Cork cambium ...
The shape of the inflorescence in Arabidopsis thaliana ecotype Columbia is a raceme with individual flowers developing acropetally. The ecotype Landsberg harboring the erecta (er) mutation shows a corymb-like inflorescence, namely a compact inflorescence with a flattened arrangement of flower buds at the tip. To gain insight into inflorescence development, we previously isolated corymb-like inflorescence mutants, named corymbosa1 (crm1), and found that the corymb-like inflorescence in crm1-1 was due to reduced cell elongation of pedicels and stem internodes. Double mutants of crm1 with er and crm2, and crm1-1 crm2-1 er-105 triple mutants show an additive phenotype. crm1-1 is caused by a mutation in BIG, which is required for polar auxin transport. CRM1/BIG is expressed in inflorescence meristems, floral meristems and vascular tissues. We analyzed a collection of 12 reduced lateral root formation (rlr) mutants, which are allelic to crm1-1, and categorized the mutants into three classes, depending ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - YABBYs and the transcriptional corepressors LEUNIG and LEUNIG_HOMOLOG maintain leaf polarity and meristem activity in Arabidopsis. AU - Stahle, Melissa. AU - Kuehlich, Janine. AU - Staron, Lindsay. AU - Von Amim, Albrecht G. AU - Golz, John. PY - 2009. Y1 - 2009. UR - http://www.plantcell.org/cgi/reprint/21/10/3105. M3 - Article. VL - 21. SP - 3105. EP - 3118. JO - Plant Cell. JF - Plant Cell. SN - 1040-4651. ER - ...
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Major Differences Between Meristematic Tissues and Permanent Tissues with Characteristic Features of Meristem and Differentiated Permanent cells. Botany Easy
SHEPHERD; May have a molecular chaperone role in the processing of secreted materials. Required for shoot apical meristem (SAM), root apical meristem (RAM) and floral meristem (FM) formation, probably by regulating the folding of CLAVATA proteins (CLVs). Also involved in pollen tube elongation (PubMed-11867518). Involved in resistance to tunicamycin- or high calcium-induced ER stresses. Possesses ATPase activity (PubMed-25297550) (823 aa ...
To control morphogenesis, molecular regulatory networks have to interfere with the mechanical properties of the indi-vidual cells of developing organs and tissues, but how this is achieved is not well known. We study this issue here in the shoot meristem of higher plants, a group of undifferenti-ated cells where complex changes in growth rates and direc-tions lead to the continuous formation of new organs [1, 2]. Here, we show that the plant hormone auxin plays an impor-tant role in this process via a dual, local effect on the extracellular matrix, the cell wall, which determines cell shape. Our study reveals that auxin not only causes a limited reduction in wall stiffness but also directly interferes with wall anisotropy via the regulation of cortical microtubule dy-namics. We further show that to induce growth isotropy and organ outgrowth, auxin somehow interferes with the cortical microtubule-ordering activity of a network of proteins, in-cluding AUXIN BINDING PROTEIN 1 and KATANIN 1. Numer-ical
Gene duplications generate critical components of genetic variation that can be selected upon to affect phenotypic evolution. The angiosperm GATA transcription factor family has undergone both ancient and recent gene duplications, with the HAN-like clade displaying divergent functions in organ boundary establishment and lateral organ growth. To better determine the ancestral function within core eudicots, and to investigate their potential role in floral diversification, I conducted HAN-like gene expression and partial silencing analyses in the asterid species petunia (Petunia x hybrida). My results indicate duplication of HAN-like genes at the base of Solanaceae followed by expression diversification within the flower. Although no aberrant phenotypes were apparent following single gene knockdowns, silencing of both paralogs lead to leaf senescence. Together with other functional studies, these data suggest a possible ancestral role for HAN-like genes in core eudicot shoot apical meristem development,
BACKGROUND: A plant cell is different from an animal cell in that it possesses a cell wall, chloroplasts, large vacuoles, and starch grains (amyloplasts). The cell wall is the outer wall that surrounds plant cells. Chloroplasts contain chlorophyll and function during photosynthesis. Vacuoles store food molecules, water and salts. Starch grains are used to store starch which will provide food for the plant. Plants are made up of many cells that work together to form tissues. There are many types of plant tissues.. The growth of plants occurs in the meristematic tissues. In these tissues the cells are actively dividing, and new cells are continually being produced. Apical meristems are located in roots and stems. Vascular cambium is a meristematic tissue located between the bark and wood (or phloem and xylem). Different types of plants have different types of tissues. Leaf tissue has an upper and lower epidermis which forms a relatively waterproof layer because the cuticle protects the inner ...
I started my scientific career in the Cellular biology laboratory at INRA (Versailles center), working in the Mark Tepfers team during my PhD and in the Hervé Vaucherets group during my first-post-doc. During these periods, my projects aimed at studying mechanisms by which plants suppress the expression of genes introduced by transgenesis or resist to viruses through gene silencing. My second post-doc, realized in the J.Traass group (Cellular Biology laboratory at INRA, Versailles) and in the Dirk Inzés laboratory (VIB, Gend, Belgium) aimed at studying the role of the cell cycle in the shoot apical meristem organization control. I was then recruited as CR2 in 2001 at the Genetic and Plant Breeding unit (IJPB-INRA, Versailles) in the Organites and Reproduction team. The project developed was dedicated to study the involvement of mitochondria in plant development and more particularly in sexual reproduction. In 2007, I joined the functional Genomic of Arabidopsis group of the Plant ...
How biological systems generate reproducible patterns with high precision is a central question in science. The shoot apical meristem (SAM), a specialized tissue producing plant aerial organs, is a developmental system of choice to address this question. Organs are periodically initiated at the SAM at specific spatial positions and this spatiotemporal pattern defines phyllotaxis. Accumulation of the plant hormone auxin triggers organ initiation, whereas auxin depletion around organs generates inhibitory fields that are thought to be sufficient to maintain these patterns and their dynamics. Here we show that another type of hormone-based inhibitory fields, generated directly downstream of auxin by intercellular movement of the cytokinin signalling inhibitor ARABIDOPSIS HISTIDINE PHOSPHOTRANSFER PROTEIN 6 (AHP6), is involved in regulating phyllotactic patterns. We demonstrate that AHP6-based fields establish patterns of cytokinin signalling in the meristem that contribute to the robustness of ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - SHOOT MERISTEMLESS is Required for the Proper Internode Patterning and the Sepal Separation in Arabidopsis. AU - Song, Sang Kee. AU - Yun, Young Bin. AU - Lee, Myeong Min. PY - 2020/2/1. Y1 - 2020/2/1. N2 - SHOOT MERISTMLESS (STM) encoding a homeodomain protein plays a vital role in the specification of shoot meristem, the source of undifferentiated cells for the above-ground organ development in Arabidopsis thaliana. The roles of STM still remain to be elucidated as stm is deficient in the late organ development. Here, we have isolated a recessive filamentous gynoecium (fig)-1 displaying slightly reduced floral meristem and weak sepal fusion defect by introducing the 35S enhancer tag into the poltergeist-6. A truncated tag was localized at the 4628 base pairs (bps) upstream from the STM start codon in fig-1 led to the decrease in the STM transcripts. Two additional knocked-down mutant alleles, stm-p1 and stm-p3 harboring T-DNA insertions at 468 and 2225 bps upstream from the ...
The family of CLE (CLAVATA3/ENDOSPERM SURROUNDING REGION) peptide phytohormones includes small (less than 15 kD) mobile peptides. Being translated as precursors of about 100 amino acid (aa) residues, mature CLE peptides include the only conserved C-terminal CLE domain of 12-14 aa [1]. CLE peptides bind to CLV1-like receptor protein kinases and trigger the poorly studied pathway of signal transduction, which eventually changes the expression level of WOX genes, central regulators of stem cell pools in different meristems [2]. CLE peptides were found in various plant species [3] and also outside of the plant kingdom, in some parasitic nematodes [4]. Arabidopsis thaliana genome contains 32 CLE genes with different spatial and temporal expression patterns [5, 6]. It is accepted that functions of most CLE peptides in the meristems consist in the negative regulation of stem cell proliferation and thereby maintaining meristem size. An exception from this is a small group of TDIF (TRACHEARY ELEMENT ...
The geometrical and topological structure of a plants root system is crucial for the success of soil exploration and for the survival of the individual. For this reason, the genetic control of root development is under enormous selection pressure at various scales, from tissue patterning at the cellular level, to the 3D branching pattern of the entire below-ground root system, which can be more extensive than the above-ground shoot system. Root apical meristems (RAMs) produce cells that will form the root system. A group of seldom-dividing cells in the root apex, known as the quiescent center (QC), is crucial for RAM activity. The cells adjacent to the QC, initial cells/stem cells, divide asymmetrically to produce two cell populations, one for self-renewal and another population that will undergo transient amplification within the RAM, or meristematic zone, and later will be displaced into the elongation zone. After anisotropic expansion, cells that reached their final size leave the elongation zone.
Plant root development is informed by numerous edaphic cues. Phosphate (Pi) availability impacts the root system architecture by adjusting meristem activity. However, the sensory mechanisms monitoring external Pi status are elusive. Two functionally interacting Arabidopsis genes, LPR1 (ferroxidase) and PDR2 (P5-type ATPase), are key players in root Pi sensing, which is modified by iron (Fe) availability. We show that the LPR1-PDR2 module facilitates, upon Pi limitation, cell-specific apoplastic Fe and callose deposition in the meristem and elongation zone of primary roots. Expression of cell-wall-targeted LPR1 determines the sites of Fe accumulation as well as callose production, which interferes with symplastic communication in the stem cell niche, as demonstrated by impaired SHORT-ROOT movement. Antagonistic interactions of Pi and Fe availability control primary root growth via meristem-specific callose formation, likely triggered by LPR1-dependent redox signaling. Our results link ...
Leaves of seed plants can be described as simple, where the leaf blade is entire, or dissected, where the blade is divided into distinct leaflets. Both simple and dissected leaves are initiated at the flanks of a pluripotent structure termed the shoot apical meristem (SAM). In simple-leafed species, expression of class I KNOTTED1-like homeobox (KNOX) proteins is confined to the meristem while in many dissected leaf plants, including tomato, KNOX expression persists in leaf primordia. Elevation of KNOX expression in tomato leaves can result in increased leaflet number, indicating that tight regulation of KNOX expression may help define the degree of leaf dissection in this species. To test this hypothesis and understand the mechanisms controlling leaf dissection in tomato, we studied the clausa (clau) and tripinnate (tp) mutants both of which condition increased leaflet number phenotypes. We show that TRIPINNATE and CLAUSA act together, to restrict the expression level and domain of the KNOX genes Tkn1
Plant architecture is elaborated through the activity of shoot apical meristems (SAMs), which produce repeating units known as phytomers, that are comprised of leaf, node, internode, and axillary bud. Insight into how SAMs function and how individual phytomer components are related to each other can been obtained through characterization of recessive mutants with perturbed shoot development. In this study, we characterized a new mutant to further understand mechanisms underlying shoot development in maize. The filifolium1-0 (ffm1-0) mutants develop narrow leaves on dwarfed shoots. Shoot growth often terminates at the seedling stage from depletion of the SAM, but if plants survive to maturity they are invariably bushy. KN1-like homeobox (KNOX) proteins are inappropriately regulated in mutant apices, adaxial identity is not specified in mutant leaves, and axillary meristems develop precociously. We propose that FFM1 acts to demarcate zones within the SAM so that appropriate fates can be conferred on cells
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Plants grow throughout their entire life. This is due to a small structure at the tip of the plants shoots, known as the meristem. This is the control center for the maintenance of stem cells - which can be converted into any cell type - and for the creation of plant organs such as side shoots and leaves. Although all plants have to carry out these basic tasks, the meristem is different in shape and size in differing species such as maize and thale cress. An international team of researchers headed by Professor Marja Timmermans of the Center for Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Tübingen has discovered that the meristem has even greater tasks than scientists had realized. It controls the architecture of the whole plant from the very tip. By mapping the genetic circuits involved in these functions in maize, the team has discovered key starting points for technological improvement of crops. Their results have been published in the journal Genome Research.. In multicellular organisms, ...
Environmental cues profoundly modulate cell proliferation and cell elongation to inform and direct plant growth and development. External phosphate (Pi) limitation inhibits primary root growth in many plant species. However, the underlying Pi sensory mechanisms are unknown. Here we genetically uncouple two Pi sensing pathways in the root apex of Arabidopsis thaliana. First, the rapid inhibition of cell elongation in the transition zone is controlled by transcription factor STOP1, by its direct target, ALMT1, encoding a malate channel, and by ferroxidase LPR1, which together mediate Fe and peroxidase-dependent cell wall stiffening. Second, during the subsequent slow inhibition of cell proliferation in the apical meristem, which is mediated by LPR1-dependent, but largely STOP1-ALMT1-independent, Fe and callose accumulate in the stem cell niche, leading to meristem reduction. Our work uncovers STOP1 and ALMT1 as a signalling pathway of low Pi availability and exuded malate as an unexpected ...
Secondary Growth Definition - Secondary growth in plants refers to the development that occurs when cells divide into the lateral meristems or cambia....
The TERMINAL FLOWER 1 (TFL1) gene of Arabidopsis serves a key function in the development of the shoot apical meristem (SAM). The specific expression of TFL1 transcripts in the subapical region of the SAM suggests that TFL1 functions non-cell-autonomously and that TFL1 function may involve cell-cell communication. We demonstrate that the TFL1 protein is transmitted from the subapical region to the epidermis, and suggest that this protein trafficking is regulated during the developmental phase of the SAM. Our results suggest that TFL1 protein trafficking gives rise to the interlayer signaling responsible for the coordination of the distinct layers of the meristem ...
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Phyllotaxis, the regular arrangement of leaves and flowers around the stem, is a key feature of plant architecture. Current models propose that the spatiotemporal regulation of organ initiation is controlled by a positive feedback loop between the plant hormone auxin and its efflux carrier PIN-FORMED1 (PIN1). Consequently, pin1 mutants give rise to naked inflorescence stalks with few or no flowers, indicating that PIN1 plays a crucial role in organ initiation. However, pin1 mutants do produce leaves. In order to understand the regulatory mechanisms controlling leaf initiation in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) rosettes, we have characterized the vegetative pin1 phenotype in detail. We show that although the timing of leaf initiation in vegetative pin1 mutants is variable and divergence angles clearly deviate from the canonical 137° value, leaves are not positioned at random during early developmental stages. Our data further indicate that other PIN proteins are unlikely to explain the ...
Crops like tomatoes and rice have suberin in the roots. Apple fruits have suberin surrounding their outer cells. Anywhere it occurs, it prevents the plant from losing water. Lignin also waterproofs cells and provides mechanical support.. Suberin and lignin are natural forms of drought protection, and now that the genes that encode for them in this very specific layer of cells have been identified, these compounds can be enhanced, said study co-author Julia Bailey-Serres, a UC Riverside professor of genetics.. Im excited weve learned so much about the genes regulating this moisture barrier layer. It is so important for being able to improve drought tolerance for crops, she said.. Genes that encode for a plants root meristem also turned out to be remarkably similar between tomato, rice, and Arabidopsis, a weed-like model plant. The meristem is the growing tip of each root, and its the source of all the cells that make up the root.. Its the region thats going to make the rest of the ...
The principle of new plant life is very similar to that of humans and animals: a single fertilized egg grows into a complex organism with millions of cells. Such a complex body plan can be created only if the rate and direction of cell division are strictly regulated. In plants, this control is very important, as plants do not contain mechanisms for cell migration or quick cell replacement like animals do: A rigid cell wall is formed soon after cell division, which fixes the new cell permanently. Regulation of the direction of cell division is especially important in early embryos and stem cell niches (meristems), because these few cells lay the foundations for all future organs. Defects in the cell patterns of embryos and meristems can therefore be catastrophic for development ...
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Het ORGEL 94 (1998), nr. 2, 31-34 [summary]. In April 1997 the new organ in the Noorderkerk in Spakenburg, built by Mense Ruiter Orgelmakers (Zuidwolde, Groningen), was inaugurated. Jan Jongepier was the advisor. The instrument is the third organ of the church. Van Dam built the first in 1806 (for the Reformed Church at Voorburg), the second was a Dekker organ from 1931. Mense Ruiter Orgelmakers chose the work of Heinrich Hermann Freytag (1759-1811) as a model. The organ has 31 stops on slider chests with tracker action for Hoofdwerk, Rugwerk and Pedaal. Three diagonal bellows and a concussion bellow for the Rugwerk supply wind of sufficient stability. The cases are relatively large, to provide better blend. The cases are designed in a moderate modern style that fits well in the church interior. The touch is exact and corresponds with the size of the organ. Plenum registrations sound clear and broad, the flutes are nicely varied, the reeds convincing in character and power. Less good is the ...