Plant development: A role for sterols in embryogenesis

Curr Biol. 2000 Aug 24;10(16):R601-4. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(00)00639-4.

Abstract

The Arabidopsis mutants fackel and sterol methyltransferase 1 have defects associated with body organization of the seedling. Molecular analysis of these mutants has revealed that plant sterols may be key signaling molecules influencing position-dependent cell fate during embryonic development.

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / enzymology
  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis / growth & development*
  • Methyltransferases / genetics*
  • Methyltransferases / metabolism
  • Mutation
  • Oxidoreductases / genetics*
  • Phytosterols / metabolism*
  • Seeds / growth & development
  • Seeds / metabolism

Substances

  • Phytosterols
  • Oxidoreductases
  • delta(14)-sterol reductase
  • Methyltransferases