Cell cycle entry, maintenance, and exit during plant development

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2015 Feb;23:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2014.09.012. Epub 2014 Oct 14.


Growth and development of plants are driven by the continuous production of new cells at the meristems; hence, it is of pivotal importance for plants to precisely regulate the timing and extent of cell proliferation. Although over the past decades the molecular components underlying cell cycle progression have been the subject of intensive research, knowledge remains scarce on how the various elements connect with developmental pathways. Recently, advances have been made that link cell cycle entry with nutrient availability, cell division maintenance with stem cell organization, and cell cycle exit with reactive oxygen species and developmental programs.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Cycle*
  • Fertilization / physiology
  • Meristem / cytology
  • Meristem / metabolism
  • Plant Development*
  • Seeds / growth & development
  • Signal Transduction