At5g07180: ERL2 (ERECTA-LIKE 2)

Encodes a receptor-like kinase that, together with ER and ERL1 governs the initial decision of protodermal cells to either divide proliferatively to produce pavement cells or divide asymmetrically to generate stomatal complexes. It is also important for maintaining stomatal stem cell activity and preventing terminal differentiation of the meristemoid into the guard mother cell. When heterozygous in an er/erl1 null background, plants are female sterile due to cell division defect in the integuments.