December, 2008
Volume 13, Issue 12

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Volume 13, Issue 12

Two fundamental aspects of plant development are the maturation phase of embryo development in seed plants and totipotency via somatic embryogenesis. On pages 624–630, Siobhan A. Braybrook and John J. Harada review the role of the LEAFY COTYLEDON (LEC) transcription factors (TFs) as master regulators of embryogenesis. The authors describe a complex regulatory interrelationship between LEC TFs and specific target genes during the maturation phase and somatic embryogenesis.

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    K. Shinozaki
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