Plant patterning: TRY to inhibit your neighbors

Curr Biol. 2002 Dec 10;12(23):R804-6. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(02)01313-1.


Two regulators of hair-cell patterning in Arabidopsis act in the cells where they are produced to inhibit primary cell fate in neighboring cells. Their relationship to the activators of the primary cell fate suggests a classical activator-inhibitor model for patterning that can now be analyzed in detail.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / cytology*
  • Arabidopsis / growth & development
  • Arabidopsis / physiology*
  • Plant Proteins / physiology*
  • Seeds / physiology


  • Plant Proteins