Something on the side: Axillary meristems and plant development

T Bennett, O Leyser

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Abstract

Axillary meristems allow the production of secondary growth axes in the shoot systems of plants. As such they make a large contribution to the plastic developmental potential of plants, allowing them to alter their architecture to suit the prevailing environment conditions. This review focuses on the formation and activity of axillary meristems, across several model species. Current topics and problems in the field are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-854
Number of pages12
JournalPlant Molecular Biology
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

Keywords

  • axillary buds
  • axillary meristems
  • developmental plasticity
  • shoot branching
  • shoot meristems
  • ARABIDOPSIS-THALIANA
  • FLOWER DEVELOPMENT
  • APICAL DOMINANCE
  • GENETIC-CONTROL
  • FRIZZY-PANICLE
  • LEAF POLARITY
  • BUD FORMATION
  • SHOOT
  • MAIZE
  • AUXIN

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