Plant stem cell niches: standing the test of time

Cell. 2008 Feb 22;132(4):553-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2008.02.001.


Similar to animal stem cells, plant stem cells require special niche microenvironments to continuously generate the tissues that constitute the plant body. Recent work using computer modeling and live imaging is helping to elucidate some of the mechanisms responsible for the specification and maintenance of stem cells in the root and shoot.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Indoleacetic Acids / metabolism
  • Meristem / cytology*
  • Plant Cells*
  • Plant Roots / cytology
  • Plant Roots / metabolism
  • Plant Shoots / cytology
  • Plant Shoots / metabolism
  • Plants / metabolism


  • Indoleacetic Acids