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Trends Plant Sci. 2006 Oct;11(10):469-71. Epub 2006 Sep 1.

Medea in full self-control.

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Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3, A-1030 Vienna, Austria.

Abstract

Medea, a loving but betrayed character from Greek mythology who murdered her own children, inspired the naming of an Arabidopsis regulatory protein involved in the control of endosperm development in the maturing seed. In contrast to the Medea of antiquity who, according to Euripides, cannot be called a model of self-control, three recent publications demonstrate that MEDEA in plants is in command of its own action by autoregulation.

PMID:
16949328
DOI:
10.1016/j.tplants.2006.08.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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