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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1999 Feb;2(1):56-60.

Axioms and axes in leaf formation?

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Division of Biological Sciences Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology The University of Edinburgh Daniel Rutherford Building King's Buildings Mayfield Road Edinburgh EH9 3JH UK.


Formation of leaves and floral organs involves down-regulation of meristem-specific homeobox genes, and de novo expression of genes for organ identity, growth and patterning. Genes required for all these aspects of organ formation have been identified. The challenge now is to establish how they interact to direct organogenesis.

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