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Baroux, C; Autran, D; Gillmor, C S; Grimanelli, D; Grossniklaus, U (2008). The maternal to zygotic transition in animals and plants. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 73:89-100.

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Abstract

In the animal kingdom, maternal control of early development is a common feature. The onset of zygotic control over early development, defined as the maternal to zygotic transition (MZT), follows fertilization with a delay of a variable number of cell divisions, depending on the species. The MZT has been well defined in animals, but investigations remain in their infancy in plants. Recent evidence suggests, however, that in plants as in animals, the MZT also occurs several division cycles after fertilization. The likely convergent evolution of the MZT in the animal and plant kingdoms is fascinating and raises major questions regarding its biological significance, particularly with regard to its importance in genome reprogramming and the acquisition of totipotency by the embryo.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Plant Biology
DDC:580 Plants (Botany)
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:19 Feb 2010 10:43
Last Modified:23 Nov 2012 15:44
Publisher:Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
ISSN:0091-7451
Publisher DOI:10.1101/sqb.2008.73.053
Official URL:http://symposium.cshlp.org/content/73/89.abstract
PubMed ID:19204068
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 28

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