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Trends Plant Sci. 1999 Jan;4(1):31-37.

Networks for shoot design.

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ATO-DLO, Bornsesteeg 59, PO Box 17, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands.


The intrinsic capacity of the shoot apical meristem for self-regulation and the positional specification of its cells implies the existence of an elaborate and versatile communication network. We propose a model that pictures this network as a system of overlapping signal circuits, which support local tasks as well as coordinating indeterminate shoot development.

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