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Research Article

Transcriptome Analysis of the Arabidopsis Megaspore Mother Cell Uncovers the Importance of RNA Helicases for Plant Germline Development

  • Anja Schmidt,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology & Zürich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Samuel E. Wuest,

    Affiliations: Institute of Plant Biology & Zürich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Kitty Vijverberg,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology & Zürich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

    Current address: IWWR–Plant Genetics, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Célia Baroux,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology & Zürich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Daniela Kleen,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology & Zürich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Ueli Grossniklaus mail

    grossnik@botinst.uzh.ch

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology & Zürich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Published: September 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001155

About the Authors

Anja Schmidt, Samuel E. Wuest, Kitty Vijverberg, Célia Baroux, Daniela Kleen, Ueli Grossniklaus
Institute of Plant Biology & Zürich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Samuel E. Wuest
Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Corresponding Author

Email: grossnik@botinst.uzh.ch

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: AS UG. Performed the experiments: AS DK CB. Analyzed the data: AS SW CB UG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SW AS KV. Wrote the paper: AS UG. Transcriptome data analysis: SW AS.