At4g24190: SHD (SHEPHERD)
encodes an ortholog of GRP94, an ER-resident HSP90-like protein and is involved in regulation of meristem size and organization. Single and double mutant analyses suggest that SHD may be required for the correct folding and/or complex formation of CLV proteins. Lines carrying recessive mutations in this locus exhibits expanded shoot meristems, disorganized root meristems, and defective pollen tube elongation. Transcript is detected in all tissues examined and is not induced by heat. Endoplasmin supports the protein secretory pathway and has a role in proliferating tissues.