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Dynamic regulation of Polycomb group activity during plant development.

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Review article (peer-reviewed)
Author Bemer Marian, Grossniklaus Ueli,
Project The Genetic and Molecular Basis of Gametogenesis and Maternal Effects in Arabidopsis
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Review article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Current opinion in plant biology
Volume (Issue) 15(5)
Page(s) 523 - 9
Title of proceedings Current opinion in plant biology
DOI 10.1016/j.pbi.2012.09.006

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Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)


Polycomb group (PcG) complexes play important roles in phase transitions and cell fate determination in plants and animals, by epigenetically repressing sets of genes that promote either proliferation or differentiation. The continuous differentiation of new organs in plants, such as leaves or flowers, requires a highly dynamic PcG function, which can be induced, modulated, or repressed when necessary. In this review, we discuss the recent advance in understanding PcG function in plants and focus on the diverse molecular mechanisms that have been described to regulate and counteract PcG activity in Arabidopsis.