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Cell. 2009 Aug 21;138(4):625-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2009.08.011.

Plant phase transitions make a SPLash.

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  • 1Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding, Cologne D-50829, Germany.


During post-embryonic development, plants undergo a series of phase transitions, from juvenile to adult and from the vegetative to the reproductive phase. Recent findings reported in Cell (Wang et al., 2009; Wu et al., 2009) and Developmental Cell (Yamaguchi et al., 2009) reveal how microRNAs and their transcription factor targets coordinate these phase transitions.

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