Induction of Multichotomous Branching by CLAVATA Peptide in Marchantia polymorpha

Yuki Hirakawa, Toko Fujimoto, Sakiko Ishida, Naoyuki Uchida, Shinichiro Sawa, Tomohiro Kiyosue, Kimitsune Ishizaki, Ryuichi Nishihama, Takayuki Kohchi, John L. Bowman

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Hirakawa et al. demonstrate that a plant peptide, MpCLE2/CLV3, functions as a stem cell-promoting hormone in the haploid body of the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. Combined with prior studies, this finding provides a molecular link between apical meristems in the haploid and diploid generations of land plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3833-3840.e4
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2020


  • branching
  • bryophytes
  • evolution
  • land plants
  • Marchantia
  • meristem
  • stem cell

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