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Two-Dimensional Patterning by a Trapping/Depletion Mechanism: The Role of TTG1 and GL3 in Arabidopsis Trichome Formation

  • Daniel Bouyer,

    Affiliation: Botanical Institute III, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany

    ¤ Current address: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Florian Geier equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Florian Geier, Friedrich Kragler

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Friedrich Kragler equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Florian Geier, Friedrich Kragler

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Arp Schnittger,

    Affiliation: Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung, Unigruppe, Köln, Germany

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  • Martina Pesch,

    Affiliation: Botanical Institute III, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany

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  • Katja Wester,

    Affiliation: Botanical Institute III, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany

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  • Rachappa Balkunde,

    Affiliation: Botanical Institute III, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany

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  • Jens Timmer,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Christian Fleck,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Martin Hülskamp mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: martin.huelskamp@uni-koeln.de

    Affiliation: Botanical Institute III, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany

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  • Published: June 10, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060141

About the Authors

Daniel Bouyer, Martina Pesch, Katja Wester, Rachappa Balkunde, Martin Hülskamp
Botanical Institute III, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany
Florian Geier
Department of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Friedrich Kragler
Department of Biochemistry, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Arp Schnittger
Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung, Unigruppe, Köln, Germany
Jens Timmer, Christian Fleck
Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: martin.huelskamp@uni-koeln.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

DB, FK, AS, CF, and MH conceived and designed the experiments. DB, FG, FK, AS, KW, MP, and RB performed the experiments. DB, FK, AS, KW, and JT analyzed the data. DB, FK, and AS contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MH wrote the paper.