A conversation across generations: Soma-germ cell crosstalk in plants

Feng X, ZILBERMAN D, Dickinson H. 2013. A conversation across generations: Soma-germ cell crosstalk in plants. Developmental Cell. 24(3), 215–225.


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Feng, Xiaoqi; ZILBERMAN, DanielIST Austria ; Dickinson, Hugh
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Plants undergo alternation of generation in which reproductive cells develop in the plant body ("sporophytic generation") and then differentiate into a multicellular gamete-forming "gametophytic generation." Different populations of helper cells assist in this transgenerational journey, with somatic tissues supporting early development and single nurse cells supporting gametogenesis. New data reveal a two-way relationship between early reproductive cells and their helpers involving complex epigenetic and signaling networks determining cell number and fate. Later, the egg cell plays a central role in specifying accessory cells, whereas in both gametophytes, companion cells contribute non-cell-autonomously to the epigenetic landscape of the gamete genomes.
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2013-02-11
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Developmental Cell
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24
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3
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215-225
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Feng X, ZILBERMAN D, Dickinson H. A conversation across generations: Soma-germ cell crosstalk in plants. Developmental Cell. 2013;24(3):215-225. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2013.01.014
Feng, X., ZILBERMAN, D., & Dickinson, H. (2013). A conversation across generations: Soma-germ cell crosstalk in plants. Developmental Cell. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2013.01.014
Feng, Xiaoqi, Daniel ZILBERMAN, and Hugh Dickinson. “A Conversation across Generations: Soma-Germ Cell Crosstalk in Plants.” Developmental Cell. Elsevier, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2013.01.014.
X. Feng, D. ZILBERMAN, and H. Dickinson, “A conversation across generations: Soma-germ cell crosstalk in plants,” Developmental Cell, vol. 24, no. 3. Elsevier, pp. 215–225, 2013.
Feng X, ZILBERMAN D, Dickinson H. 2013. A conversation across generations: Soma-germ cell crosstalk in plants. Developmental Cell. 24(3), 215–225.
Feng, Xiaoqi, et al. “A Conversation across Generations: Soma-Germ Cell Crosstalk in Plants.” Developmental Cell, vol. 24, no. 3, Elsevier, 2013, pp. 215–25, doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2013.01.014.
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