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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(3), 317; doi:10.3390/ijms17030317

Molecular Mechanisms of Floral Boundary Formation in Arabidopsis

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College of Life Sciences and Oceanography, Shenzhen University, 3688 Nanhai Ave., Shenzhen 518060, China
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College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, 3688 Nanhai Ave., Shenzhen 518060, China
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Academic Editor: Jianhua Zhu
Received: 6 February 2016 / Revised: 21 February 2016 / Accepted: 23 February 2016 / Published: 2 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Molecular Biology)
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Boundary formation is a crucial developmental process in plant organogenesis. Boundaries separate cells with distinct identities and act as organizing centers to control the development of adjacent organs. In flower development, initiation of floral primordia requires the formation of the meristem-to-organ (M–O) boundaries and floral organ development depends on the establishment of organ-to-organ (O–O) boundaries. Studies in this field have revealed a suite of genes and regulatory pathways controlling floral boundary formation. Many of these genes are transcription factors that interact with phytohormone pathways. This review will focus on the functions and interactions of the genes that play important roles in the floral boundaries and discuss the molecular mechanisms that integrate these regulatory pathways to control the floral boundary formation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Arabidopsis; floral boundary; regulatory pathway; transcription factor; phytohormones Arabidopsis; floral boundary; regulatory pathway; transcription factor; phytohormones
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