Mobile transcription factors play many roles in plant development. Here, we compare the use of mobile transcription factors as signals with some canonical signal transduction processes in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. After an initial survey, we focus on the SHORT-ROOT pathway in Arabidopsis roots to show that, despite the simplicity of the concept of mobile transcription factor signalling, many lines of evidence reveal a surprising complexity in control mechanisms linked to this process. We argue that these controls bestow precision, robustness, and versatility on mobile transcription factor signalling.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Experimental Botany|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2015|
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- Asymmetric cell division
- Cell-cell communication
- Intercellular signalling
- Mobile transcritption factors
- Protein movement
- Regulatory networks
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Plant Science