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Science 313 (5788): 773-774

Copyright © 2006 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Plant Cells CLEave Their Way to Differentiation

Rüdiger Simon and Yvonne Stahl

Two peptides with very similar amino acid sequences mediate short-range cell-cell signaling in plants. One suppresses and the other promotes the differentiation of stem cells.

The authors are at the Institut für Genetik, Heinrich Heine Universität, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany. E-mail: ruediger.simon{at}

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CLE Peptides Control Medicago truncatula Nodulation Locally and Systemically.
V. Mortier, G. Den Herder, R. Whitford, W. Van de Velde, S. Rombauts, K. D'haeseleer, M. Holsters, and S. Goormachtig (2010)
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Non-cell-autonomous control of vascular stem cell fate by a CLE peptide/receptor system.
Y. Hirakawa, H. Shinohara, Y. Kondo, A. Inoue, I. Nakanomyo, M. Ogawa, S. Sawa, K. Ohashi-Ito, Y. Matsubayashi, and H. Fukuda (2008)
PNAS 105, 15208-15213
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