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A SCARECROW-RETINOBLASTOMA Protein Network Controls Protective Quiescence in the Arabidopsis Root Stem Cell Organizer

  • Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez, Sara Díaz-Triviño

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Laboratorio Nacional de Genmica para la Biodiversidad, Cinvestav Sede Irapuato, Irapuato, Mexico

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  • Sara Díaz-Triviño equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez, Sara Díaz-Triviño

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Current address: Department of Plant Developmental Biology, Wageningen University Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Guy Wachsman ,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Yujuan Du ,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Current address: Department of Plant Developmental Biology, Wageningen University Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Mario Arteága-Vázquez,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Biotecnología y Ecología Aplicada (INBIOTECA), Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

    Current address: Instituto de Biotecnología y Ecología Aplicada, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa; Veracruz, México

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  • Hongtao Zhang,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Rene Benjamins,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Current address: Department of Plant Developmental Biology, Wageningen University Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Ikram Blilou,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Current address: Department of Plant Developmental Biology, Wageningen University Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Anne B. Neef,

    Affiliation: Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Vicki Chandler,

    Affiliation: BIO5 Institute and Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Ben Scheres mail

    ben.scheres@wur.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Current address: Department of Plant Developmental Biology, Wageningen University Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: November 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001724

About the Authors

Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez, Sara Díaz-Triviño, Guy Wachsman, Yujuan Du, Hongtao Zhang, Rene Benjamins, Ikram Blilou, Ben Scheres
Department of Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez
Laboratorio Nacional de Genmica para la Biodiversidad, Cinvestav Sede Irapuato, Irapuato, Mexico
Mario Arteága-Vázquez
Instituto de Biotecnología y Ecología Aplicada (INBIOTECA), Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Anne B. Neef
Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Vicki Chandler
BIO5 Institute and Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ben.scheres@wur.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: AC SD GW BS. Performed the experiments: AC SD GW YD MA HZ RB IB. Analyzed the data: AC SD GW MA BS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AN VC. Wrote the paper: AC SD BS.