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SPATULA and ALCATRAZ, are partially redundant, functionally diverging bHLH genes required for Arabidopsis gynoecium and fruit development

Groszmann, Michael; Paicu, Teodora; Alvarez, John P.; Swain, Steve M.; Smyth, David R.


The Arabidopsis gynoecium is a complex organ that facilitates fertilization, later developing into a dehiscent silique that protects seeds until their dispersal. Identifying genes important for development is often hampered by functional redundancy. We report unequal redundancy between two closely related genes, SPATULA (SPT) and ALCATRAZ (ALC), revealing previously unknown developmental roles for each. SPT is known to support septum, style and stigma development in the flower, whereas ALC is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-08-01
Type: Journal article
Source: The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04732.x
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher site


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