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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: The Development of Plant Leaves

Authors
item Micol, Jose Luis - UNIV M HERNANDEZ SPAIN
item Hake, Sarah

Submitted to: Plant Physiology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2003
Publication Date: February 1, 2003
Citation: MICOL, J., HAKE, S.C. THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLANT LEAVES. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY. 2003. 131:389-394.

Interpretive Summary: Most leaves appear simple at first sight and they consist of only a few cell types. Despite that, many developmental processes are involved in leaf ontogeny, including positioning and initiation of leaf primordia, specification of leaf identity, establishment of dorsiventrality, the control of cell division and expansion, and pattern formation. This report highlights and reviews some of what we know about the genetic circuitry that underlies leaf form, as discussed at a workshop on "Leaf Development" held February 11 through 13, 2002, at the Instituto Juan March (Madrid).

Technical Abstract: Most leaves appear simple at first sight and they consist of only a few cell types. Despite that, many developmental processes are involved in leaf ontogeny, including positioning and initiation of leaf primordia, specification of leaf identity, establishment of dorsiventrality, the control of cell division and expansion, and pattern formation. This report highlights and reviews some of what we know about the genetic circuitry that underlies leaf form, as discussed at a workshop on "Leaf Development" held February 11 through 13, 2002, at the Instituto Juan March (Madrid).

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