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Curr Biol. 2000 Aug 24;10(16):R601-4.

Plant development: A role for sterols in embryogenesis.

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Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695-7609, USA.

Abstract

The Arabidopsis mutants fackel and sterol methyltransferase 1 have defects associated with body organization of the seedling. Molecular analysis of these mutants has revealed that plant sterols may be key signaling molecules influencing position-dependent cell fate during embryonic development.

PMID:
10985378
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(00)00639-4
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