Chuck G, Cigan A, Saeteurn K, Hake S. The heterochronic maize mutant Corngrass1 results from overexpression of a tandem microRNA. Nat Genet. 2007;39:544-9 pubmed publisher
..By altering the relative levels of both microRNAs, it is possible to either prolong or shorten juvenile development in maize, thus providing a mechanism for how species-level heterochronic changes can occur in nature...
Chuck G, Muszynski M, Kellogg E, Hake S, Schmidt R. The control of spikelet meristem identity by the branched silkless1 gene in maize. Science. 2002;298:1238-41 pubmed
..Its expression pattern suggests that signaling pathways regulate meristem identity from lateral domains of the spikelet meristem. ..
Chuck G, Candela H, Hake S. Big impacts by small RNAs in plant development. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2009;12:81-6 pubmed publisher
..Integrating these unique functions into the overall scheme for plant growth will give a more complete picture of how they have evolved as unique developmental systems. ..
Chuck G, Meeley R, Hake S. Floral meristem initiation and meristem cell fate are regulated by the maize AP2 genes ids1 and sid1. Development. 2008;135:3013-9 pubmed publisher
..Thus, although the targets of the AP2 genes are conserved between maize and Arabidopsis, the genes themselves have adopted novel meristem functions in monocots...