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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2011 Feb;14(1):66-73. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2010.11.001. Epub 2010 Dec 7.

Molecular control of microsporogenesis in Arabidopsis.

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State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, Institute of Plant Biology, Center for Evolutionary Biology, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Abstract

Microsporogenesis is essential for male fertility and requires both the formation of somatic and reproductive cells in the anther and meiotic segregation of homologous chromosomes. Molecular genetic studies have uncovered signaling molecules and transcription factors that play crucial roles in determining the anther cell types and in controlling gene expression for microsporogenesis. At the same time, key components of in meiotic recombination pathways have been discovered, enriching our knowledge about plant reproductive development.

PMID:
21145279
DOI:
10.1016/j.pbi.2010.11.001
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