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BZU2/ZmMUTE controls symmetrical division of guard mother cell and specifies neighbor cell fate in maize (OA) (PLOS Genetics)

Stomatal development has been studied thoroughly in the dicot model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, but stomatal development fundamentally differs between dicot and monocot for the subsidiary cells, a pair of dumbbell-shaped cells adjacent to the guard cell, formation. In this study, Wang et al., identified…

Review - A plane choice: coordinating timing and orientation of cell division during plant development (Current Opinion in Plant Bio)

Asymmetric cell division is instrumental to development of specialized cells, while symmetric cell division underlies proliferative growth. The defects in cell division plane arise when transition between the G1 to S stage is accelerated, suggesting that the signals leading to division plane position…