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The AGL13 MADS-box gene is preferentially expressed in subset of cells within developing ovules. The sequence of AGL13 indicates that it is closely related to AGL6, which is also expressed in developing ovules.


Gene Sequence

Map position

Shown below are serial cross sections through an ovule, where expression of AGL13 (red) is limited to specific cells.

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Selected References:

Ma, H., Yanofsky, M.F., and Meyerowitz, E. M. (1991). AGL1-AGL6, an Arabidopsis gene family with similarity to floral homeotic and transcription factor genes. Genes Dev. 5, 484-495.

Rounsley, S.D., Ditta, G.S , and Yanofsky, M.F. (1995). Diverse roles for MADS box genes in Arabidopsis development. Plant Cell 7:1259-1269.