Chapter 17 Study Questions

  1. Describe the stages of embryogenesis and the establishment of embryonic polarity.

    Textbook Reference: Embryogenesis: The Origins of Polarity, pp. 480–481

  2. Discuss the relative contributions of cell lineage and cell to cell communication in regulating embryonic development.

    Textbook Reference: Embryogenesis: The Origins of Polarity, pp. 483–484

  3. Discuss the transcriptional and post-translational mechanisms that affect polar auxin transport.

    Textbook Reference: Embryogenesis: The Origins of Polarity, pp. 487–491

  4. Discuss the role of auxin and polar auxin transport in embryo development.

    Textbook Reference: Embryogenesis: The Origins of Polarity, pp. 487–492

  5. Discuss the concept of radial patterning and its application to epidermal and vascular development.

    Textbook Reference: Embryogenesis: The Origins of Polarity, p. 492

  6. Discuss signaling molecules that regulate vascular development in the root.

    Textbook Reference: Embryogenesis: The Origins of Polarity, pp. 494–496

  7. Describe the organization of the shoot and root apices.

    Textbook Reference: Meristematic Tissues: Foundations for Indeterminate Growth, pp. 495–504

  8. Compare and contrast the signaling molecules and genes that function in the maintenance of the shoot and root apical meristems.

    Textbook Reference: The Root Apical Meristem, pp. 496–508

  9. Discuss how auxin functions in organogenesis at the shoot apical meristem.

    Textbook Reference: The Shoot Apical Meristem, pp. 501–503