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A gene expression map of Arabidopsis thaliana development

2005

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Regulatory regions of plant genes tend to be more compact than those of animal genes, but the complement of transcription factors encoded in plant genomes is as large or larger than that found in those of animals. Plants therefore provide an opportunity to study how transcriptional programs control multicellular development. We analyzed global gene expression during development of the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana in samples covering many stages, from embryogenesis to senescence, and diverse organs. Here, we provide a first analysis of this data set, which is part of the AtGenExpress expression atlas. We observed that the expression levels of transcription factor genes and signal transduction components are similar to those of metabolic genes. Examining the expression patterns of large gene families, we found that they are often more similar than would be expected by chance, indicating that many gene families have been co-opted for specific developmental processes.

Author(s): Schmid, M. and Davison, TS. and Henz, SR. and Pape, UJ. and Demar, M. and Vingron, M. and Schölkopf, B. and Weigel, D. and Lohmann, JU.
Journal: Nature Genetics
Volume: 37
Number (issue): 5
Pages: 501-506
Year: 2005
Month: April
Day: 0

Department(s): Empirical Inference
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

Digital: 0
DOI: 10.1038/ng1543
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
Language: en
Organization: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
School: Biologische Kybernetik

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@article{3358,
  title = {A gene expression map of Arabidopsis thaliana development},
  author = {Schmid, M. and Davison, TS. and Henz, SR. and Pape, UJ. and Demar, M. and Vingron, M. and Sch{\"o}lkopf, B. and Weigel, D. and Lohmann, JU.},
  journal = {Nature Genetics},
  volume = {37},
  number = {5},
  pages = {501-506},
  organization = {Max-Planck-Gesellschaft},
  institution = {Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany},
  school = {Biologische Kybernetik},
  month = apr,
  year = {2005},
  month_numeric = {4}
}