Journal article

Transcriptional profiling of the pea shoot apical meristem reveals processes underlying its function and maintenance

Chui E Wong, Prem L Bhalla, Harald Ottenhof, Mohan B Singh

BMC PLANT BIOLOGY | BMC | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of the shoot apical meristem (SAM) in plant development and organ formation, our understanding of the molecular mechanisms controlling its function is limited. Genomic tools have the potential to unravel the molecular mysteries of the SAM, and legume systems are increasingly being used in plant-development studies owing to their unique characteristics such as nitrogen fixation, secondary metabolism, and pod development. Garden pea (Pisum sativum) is a well-established classic model species for genetics studies that has been used since the Mendel era. In addition, the availability of a plethora of developmental mutants makes pea an ideal crop legume for geno..

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