Vol. 49 Nos. 5/6 (2005) pp.449-780

Plant Development

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During evolution, plants have developed their own mechanisms to establish growth patterns, determine cell fates and differentiate organs. Comparison of the regulation and execution of developmental programs in plants and animals reveals the richness of independent invention and the limitations imposed by nature. The cover illustration shows Arabidopsis thaliana in the background and images representing key processes in plant development. From left to right: the reproductive phase (anthers photographed by F. Vera), tissue differentiation during vegetative growth (vascular vessels photographed by H. Tuominen), meristem maintenance (first emerging leaves in young seedlings, photographed by D. Alabadí) and root development (photograph of nuclei in a root section, by D. Alabadí).

Preface - Plants develop and grow
José L. Micol and Miguel A. Blázquez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 449-452
Historical perspectives on plant developmental biology
Mieke Van Lijsebettens and Marc Van Montagu
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 453-465

Basic developmental processes

Balance between cell division and differentiation during plant development
Elena Ramirez-Parra, Bénédicte Desvoyes and Crisanto Gutierrez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 467-477
Plant stem cell niches
Yvonne Stahl and Rüdiger Simon
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 479-489
Circadian clock signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana: from gene expression to physiology and development
Paloma Más
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 491-500
Regulation of gene expression by light
Jorge J. Casal and Marcelo J. Yanovsky
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 501-511
Genetic control of floral size and proportions
Julia Weiss, Luciana Delgado-Benarroch and Marcos Egea-Cortines
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 513-525
Flower symmetry and shape in Antirrhinum
Jorge Almeida and Lisete Galego
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 527-537

Vegetative development

Regulation of phyllotaxis
Didier Reinhardt
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 539-546
Leaf shape: genetic controls and environmental factors
Hirokazu Tsukaya
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 547-555
Plastids unleashed: their development and their integration in plant development
Enrique Lopez-Juez and Kevin A. Pyke
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 557-577
Epidermal differentiation: trichomes in Arabidopsis as a model system
Swen Schellmann and Martin Hülskamp
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 579-584

Reproductive development

Flowering: a time for integration
François Parcy
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 585-593
The making of gametes in higher plants
Leonor C. Boavida, Jörg D. Becker and José A. Feijó
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 595-614
Gametophyte interaction and sexual reproduction: how plants make a zygote
Leonor C. Boavida, Ana Maria Vieira, Jörg D. Becker and José A. Feijó
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 615-632
Flower and fruit development in Arabidopsis thaliana
Pedro Robles and Soraya Pelaz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 633-643
Seed maturation: developing an intrusive phase to accomplish a quiescent state
Jesús Vicente-Carbajosa and Pilar Carbonero
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 645-651

Environmental control of development

The signal transducing photoreceptors of plants
Keara A. Franklin, Victoria S. Larner and Garry C. Whitelam
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 653-664
Plant tropisms: providing the power of movement to a sessile organism
C. Alex Esmon, Ullas V. Pedmale and Emmanuel Liscum
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 665-674
The highs and lows of plant life: temperature and light interactions in development
Laura Heggie and Karen J. Halliday
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 675-687
Environmental regulation of flowering
Israel Ausín, Carlos Alonso-Blanco and José-Miguel Martínez-Zapater
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 689-705

Future directions

Control of reproduction by Polycomb Group complexes in animals and plants
Anne-Elisabeth Guitton and Frederic Berger
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 707-716
From phenotypic to molecular polymorphisms involved in naturally occurring variation of plant development
Carlos Alonso-Blanco, Belén Mendez-Vigo and Maarten Koornneef
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 717-732
Plant microRNAs and development
Sara Jover-Gil, Héctor Candela and María-Rosa Ponce
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 733-744
Gene network analysis in plant development by genomic technologies
Frank Wellmer and José Luis Riechmann
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 745-759
Long-range signalling in plant reproductive development
Paula Suárez-López
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 761-771
Regulated RNA processing in the control of Arabidopsis flowering
Victor Quesada, Caroline Dean and Gordon G. Simpson
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 773-780

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