, Volume 57 Issue 11
Special issue: Translational plant biology
Editor: Dabing Zhang
Multicellular trichomes in cucumber provides a model for elucidating cell differentiation. In this issue, Zhao et al. (pp. 925-935) studied a spontaneous micro-trichome (mict) mutant with dense and poorly developed trichomes, and performed map-based cloning of the Mict gene. Mict encodes a class I homeodomain-leucine zipper protein and is expressed specifically in trichome cells.