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Research Article

Dosage-Sensitive Function of RETINOBLASTOMA RELATED and Convergent Epigenetic Control Are Required during the Arabidopsis Life Cycle

  • Amal J. Johnston,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany

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  • Olga Kirioukhova,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Philippa J. Barrell,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Current address: New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Twan Rutten,

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany

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  • James M. Moore,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Ramamurthy Baskar,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Current address: Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

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  • Ueli Grossniklaus,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Wilhelm Gruissem mail

    wgruissem@ethz.ch

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Published: June 17, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000988

About the Authors

Amal J. Johnston, Wilhelm Gruissem
Department of Biology and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Amal J. Johnston, Twan Rutten
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany
Olga Kirioukhova, Philippa J. Barrell, James M. Moore, Ramamurthy Baskar, Ueli Grossniklaus
Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: wgruissem@ethz.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Designed experiments, analyzed results, and wrote the manuscript: AJJ WG. Helped with experimental work and drafting of the manuscript: OK TR. Contributed confocal images: PJB. Contributed marker lines: JMM RB. Provided advice and material from his laboratory: UG. Contributed to the final version of the manuscript: AJJ OK PJB TR JMM RB UG WG.