Networks for shoot design

Trends Plant Sci. 1999 Jan;4(1):31-37. doi: 10.1016/s1360-1385(98)01362-4.


The intrinsic capacity of the shoot apical meristem for self-regulation and the positional specification of its cells implies the existence of an elaborate and versatile communication network. We propose a model that pictures this network as a system of overlapping signal circuits, which support local tasks as well as coordinating indeterminate shoot development.