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Zygotic Genome Activation Occurs Shortly After Fertilization in Maize

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Chen, J. ; Strieder, Nicholas ; Krohn, Nadia G. ; Cyprys, P. ; Sprunck, Stefanie ; Engelmann, Julia C. ; Dresselhaus, Thomas
Date of publication of this fulltext: 29 Aug 2017 07:14


The formation of a zygote via the fusion of an egg and sperm cell and its subsequent asymmetric division herald the start of the plant's life cycle. Zygotic genome activation (ZGA) is thought to occur gradually, with the initial steps of zygote and embryo development being primarily maternally controlled, and subsequent steps being governed by the zygotic genome. Here, using maize (Zea mays) as a ...


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