The essential gene EMB1611 maintains shoot apical meristem function during Arabidopsis development.
Leasure CD, Fiume E, Fletcher JC. Plant J. 2009 Feb;57(4):579-92. Epub 2008 Oct 8
...... meristem termination. emb1611-2 plants display disorganization of the shoot meristem cell layers early in development, and an associated stem cell fate change to an organogenic identity. Genetic and molecular analysis indicates that EMB1611 is required for maintenance of the CLV-WUS stem cell regulatory pathway in the shoot meristem, but also has WUS-independent activity. In addition, emb1611-2 plants have reduced shoot and root growth, and their rosette leaves form trichomes ......