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Development and cell biology

Section edited by Gregory Gambetta

This section considers studies in the development and developmental processes of plants and all aspects of the biology of plant cells.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Programmed cell death (PCD) is an important process for the development and maintenance of multicellular eukaryotes. In animals, there are three morphologically distinct cell death types: apoptosis, autophagic...

    Authors: Adrian N Dauphinee, Trevor S Warner and Arunika HLAN Gunawardena

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:389

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    Recently we showed that de novo expression of a turtle riboflavin-binding protein (RfBP) in transgenic Arabidopsis increased H2O2 concentrations inside leaf cells, enhanced the expression of floral regulatory gen...

    Authors: Liang Li, Li Hu, Li-Ping Han, Hongtao Ji, Yueyue Zhu, Xiaobing Wang, Jun Ge, Manyu Xu, Dan Shen and Hansong Dong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:381

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Adventitious rooting is an organogenic process by which roots are induced from differentiated cells other than those specified to develop roots. In forest tree species, age and maturation are barriers to adven...

    Authors: Dolores Abarca, Alberto Pizarro, Inmaculada Hernández, Conchi Sánchez, Silvia P Solana, Alicia del Amo, Elena Carneros and Carmen Díaz-Sala

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:354

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Grapevine berry, a nonclimacteric fruit, has three developmental stages; the last one is when berry color and sugar increase. Flavors derived from terpenoid and fatty acid metabolism develop at the very end of...

    Authors: Grant R Cramer, Ryan Ghan, Karen A Schlauch, Richard L Tillett, Hildegarde Heymann, Alberto Ferrarini, Massimo Delledonne, Sara Zenoni, Marianna Fasoli and Mario Pezzotti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:370

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The formation and development of bulblets are crucial to the Lilium genus since these processes are closely related to carbohydrate metabolism, especially to starch and sucrose metabolism. However, little is know...

    Authors: XueYan Li, ChunXia Wang, JinYun Cheng, Jing Zhang, Jaime A Teixeira da Silva, XiaoYu Liu, Xin Duan, TianLai Li and HongMei Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:358

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The RAD21 cohesin plays, besides its well-recognised role in chromatid cohesion, a role in DNA double strand break (dsb) repair. In Arabidopsis there are three RAD21 paralog genes (AtRAD21.1, AtRAD21.2 and AtRAD2...

    Authors: José A da Costa-Nunes, Cláudio Capitão, Jaroslav Kozak, Pedro Costa-Nunes, Gloria M Ducasa, Olga Pontes and Karel J Angelis

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:353

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Fruit maturation and ripening are genetically regulated processes that involve a complex interplay of plant hormones, growth regulators and multiple biological and environmental factors. Tomato (Solanum lycopersi...

    Authors: Nana Ma, Hailong Feng, Xia Meng, Dong Li, Dongyue Yang, Changai Wu and Qingwei Meng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:351

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In plants, the growth of an aerial organ to its characteristic size relies on the coordination of cell proliferation and expansion. These two different processes occur successively during organ development, wi...

    Authors: Zhixiang Qin, Xiao Zhang, Xiaoran Zhang, Guanping Feng and Yuxin Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:349

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  9. Content type: Research article

    DUF642 proteins constitute a highly conserved family of proteins that are associated with the cell wall and are specific to spermatophytes. Transcriptome studies have suggested that members of this family are ...

    Authors: Esther Zúñiga-Sánchez, Diana Soriano, Eleazar Martínez-Barajas, Alma Orozco-Segovia and Alicia Gamboa-deBuen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:338

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Coccinia grandis is a dioecious species of Cucurbitaceae having heteromorphic sex chromosomes. The chromosome constitution of male and female plants is 22 + XY and 22 + XX respectively. Y chromosome of male sex i...

    Authors: Amita G Ghadge, Kanika Karmakar, Ravi S Devani, Jayeeta Banerjee, Boominathan Mohanasundaram, Rabindra K Sinha, Sangram Sinha and Anjan K Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:325

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The members of the patatin-related phospholipase subfamily III (pPLAIIIs) have been implicated in the auxin response. However, it is not clear whether and how these genes affect plant and cell morphogenesis. H...

    Authors: Yanni Dong, Maoyin Li, Peng Zhang, Xuemin Wang, Chuchuan Fan and Yongming Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:332

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Carrots (Daucus carota L.) are among the 10 most economically important vegetable crops grown worldwide. Purple carrot cultivars accumulate rich cyanidin-based anthocyanins in a light-independent manner in their ...

    Authors: Zhi-Sheng Xu, Ying Huang, Feng Wang, Xiong Song, Guang-Long Wang and Ai-Sheng Xiong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:262

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Masson pine (Pinus massoniana) is one of the most important timber species with adaptable, fast growing, versatile advantages in southern China. Despite considerable research efforts, the cellular and molecular m...

    Authors: Huanhuan Zhang, Ze Jiang, Rong Qin, Huaning Zhang, Jinhua Zou, Wusheng Jiang and Donghua Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:264

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Small Rab GTPases are important regulators of vesicular trafficking in plants. AtRabA1d, a member of the RabA1 subfamily of small GTPases, was previously found in the vesicle-rich apical dome of growing root h...

    Authors: Tobias Berson, Daniel von Wangenheim, Tomáš Takáč, Olga Šamajová, Amparo Rosero, Miroslav Ovečka, George Komis, Ernst HK Stelzer and Jozef Šamaj

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:252

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  15. Content type: Research article

    A molecular-level understanding of the loss of CURVY1 (CVY1) gene expression (which encodes a member of the receptor-like protein kinase family) was investigated to gain insights into the mechanisms controlling c...

    Authors: Emma W Gachomo, Lyla Jno Baptiste, Timnit Kefela, William M Saidel and Simeon O Kotchoni

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:221

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In Quercus suber, cork oak, a Mediterranean forest tree of economic and social interest, rapid production of isogenic lines and clonal propagation of elite genotypes have been achieved by developing in vitro embr...

    Authors: Héctor Rodríguez-Sanz, José-Antonio Manzanera, María-Teresa Solís, Aránzazu Gómez-Garay, Beatriz Pintos, María C Risueño and Pilar S Testillano

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:224

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Current views on the control of cell development are anchored on the notion that phenotypes are defined by networks of transcriptional activity. The large amounts of information brought about by transcriptomic...

    Authors: Jörg D Becker, Seiji Takeda, Filipe Borges, Liam Dolan and José A Feijó

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:197

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The transcription factor DOF AFFECTING GERMINATION1 (DAG1) is a repressor of seed germination acting downstream of the master repressor PHYTOCROME INTERACTING FACTOR3-LIKE 5 (PIL5). Among others, PIL5 induces ...

    Authors: Alessandra Boccaccini, Silvia Santopolo, Davide Capauto, Riccardo Lorrai, Emanuele Minutello, Katia Belcram, Jean-Cristophe Palauqui, Paolo Costantino and Paola Vittorioso

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:200

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Grapevine berries undergo complex biochemical changes during fruit maturation, many of which are dependent upon the variety and its environment. In order to elucidate the varietal dependent developmental regul...

    Authors: Asfaw Degu, Uri Hochberg, Noga Sikron, Luca Venturini, Genny Buson, Ryan Ghan, Inbar Plaschkes, Albert Batushansky, Vered Chalifa-Caspi, Fulvio Mattivi, Massimo Delledonne, Mario Pezzotti, Shimon Rachmilevitch, Grant R Cramer and Aaron Fait

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:188

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The sepals, petals and stamens of Arabidopsis flowers detach via abscission zones formed at their boundaries with the underlying receptacle. The ASYMMETRIC LEAVES1 (AS1) MYB transcription factor plays a critical ...

    Authors: Catherine M Gubert, Megan E Christy, Denise L Ward, William D Groner and Sarah J Liljegren

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:195

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The bamboo Bambusa edulis has a long juvenile phase in situ, but can be induced to flower during in vitro tissue culture, providing a readily available source of material for studies on reproductive biology and f...

    Authors: Ming-Che Shih, Ming-Lun Chou, Jin-Jun Yue, Cheng-Tran Hsu, Wan-Jung Chang, Swee-Suak Ko, De-Chih Liao, Yao-Ting Huang, Jeremy JW Chen, Jin-Ling Yuan, Xiao-Ping Gu and Choun-Sea Lin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:179

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The Medicago truncatula 2HA seed line is highly embryogenic while the parental line Jemalong rarely produces embryos. The 2HA line was developed from one of the rare Jemalong regenerates and this method for obtai...

    Authors: Sergey Kurdyukov, Ulrike Mathesius, Kim E Nolan, Michael B Sheahan, Nicolas Goffard, Bernard J Carroll and Ray J Rose

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:174

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In saffron (Crocus sativus), new corms develop at the base of every shoot developed from the maternal corm, a globular underground storage stem. Since the degree of bud sprouts influences the number and size of n...

    Authors: Angela Rubio-Moraga, Oussama Ahrazem, Rosa M Pérez-Clemente, Aurelio Gómez-Cadenas, Koichi Yoneyama, Juan Antonio López-Ráez, Rosa Victoria Molina and Lourdes Gómez-Gómez

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:171

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Drought is a major constraint that leads to extensive losses to agricultural yield worldwide. The potential yield is largely determined during inflorescence development. However, to date, most investigations o...

    Authors: Xuan Ma, Noor Liyana Sukiran, Hong Ma and Zhao Su

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:164

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  25. Content type: Research article

    TCP proteins are plant-specific transcription factors, which are known to have a wide range of functions in different plant species such as in leaf development, flower symmetry, shoot branching, and senescence...

    Authors: Violeta Parapunova, Marco Busscher, Jacqueline Busscher-Lange, Michiel Lammers, Rumyana Karlova, Arnaud G Bovy, Gerco C Angenent and Ruud A de Maagd

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:157

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Agrobacterium tumefaciens-based transient assays have become a common tool for answering questions related to protein localization and gene expression in a cellular context. The use of these assays assumes that t...

    Authors: Jessica L Erickson, Jörg Ziegler, David Guevara, Steffen Abel, Ralf B Klösgen, Jaideep Mathur, Steven J Rothstein and Martin H Schattat

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:127

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The versatile Vacuole Membrane Protein 1 (VMP1) has been previously investigated in six species. It has been shown to be essential in macroautophagy, where it takes part in autophagy initiation. In addition, V...

    Authors: Hezi Tenenboim, Julia Smirnova, Lothar Willmitzer, Martin Steup and Yariv Brotman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:121

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  28. Content type: Research article

    A large number of post-transcriptional modifications of transfer RNAs (tRNAs) have been described in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. They are known to influence their stability, turnover, and chemical/physical pro...

    Authors: Matthias Philipp, Florian John and Christoph Ringli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:109

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Although several chloroplast RNA splicing and ribosome maturation (CRM) domain-containing proteins have been characterized for intron splicing and rRNA processing during chloroplast gene expression, the functi...

    Authors: Kwanuk Lee, Hwa Jung Lee, Dong Hyun Kim, Young Jeon, Hyun-Sook Pai and Hunseung Kang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:98

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Uncovering the complex transcriptional regulatory networks (TRNs) that underlie plant and animal development remains a challenge. However, a vast amount of data from public microarray experiments is available,...

    Authors: Ricardo A Chávez Montes, Gerardo Coello, Karla L González-Aguilera, Nayelli Marsch-Martínez, Stefan de Folter and Elena R Alvarez-Buylla

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:97

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Plants are sessile organisms that deal with their -sometimes adverse- environment in well-regulated ways. Chromatin remodeling involving SWI/SNF2-type ATPases is thought to be an important epigenetic mechanism...

    Authors: Adam Folta, Edouard I Severing, Julian Krauskopf, Henri van de Geest, Jan Verver, Jan-Peter Nap and Ludmila Mlynarova

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:76

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Chloroplasts have evolved from a cyanobacterial endosymbiont and their continuity has been maintained over time by chloroplast division, a process which is performed by the constriction of a ring-like division...

    Authors: Shin-ya Miyagishima, Yukihiro Kabeya, Chieko Sugita, Mamoru Sugita and Takayuki Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:57

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  33. Content type: Research article

    WD40 domains have been found in a plethora of eukaryotic proteins, acting as scaffolding molecules assisting proper activity of other proteins, and are involved in multi-cellular processes. They comprise sever...

    Authors: Emma W Gachomo, Jose C Jimenez-Lopez, Lyla Jno Baptiste and Simeon O Kotchoni

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:37

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In the model single-cell C4 plant Bienertia sinuspersici, chloroplast- and nuclear-encoded photosynthetic enzymes, characteristically confined to either bundle sheath or mesophyll cells in Kranz-type C4 leaves, a...

    Authors: Josh Rosnow, Pradeep Yerramsetty, James O Berry, Thomas W Okita and Gerald E Edwards

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:34

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Cytokinins control numerous plant developmental processes, including meristem formation and activity, nutrient distribution, senescence timing and responses to both the abiotic and biotic environments. Cytokin...

    Authors: Jasmina Kurepa, Yan Li, Sharyn E Perry and Jan A Smalle

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:28

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The elongating maize internode represents a useful system for following development of cell walls in vegetative cells in the Poaceae family. Elongating internodes can be divided into four developmental zones, ...

    Authors: Qisen Zhang, Roshan Cheetamun, Kanwarpal S Dhugga, J Antoni Rafalski, Scott V Tingey, Neil J Shirley, Jillian Taylor, Kevin Hayes, Mary Beatty, Antony Bacic, Rachel A Burton and Geoffrey B Fincher

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:27

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  37. Content type: Methodology article

    In plants, a complex cell wall protects cells and defines their shape. Cellulose fibrils form a multilayered network inside the cell-wall matrix that plays a direct role in controlling cell expansion. Resolvin...

    Authors: Johannes Liesche, Iwona Ziomkiewicz and Alexander Schulz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:226

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Although it is known that CLAVATA3 (CLV3) acts as 12- and/or 13-amino acid (AA) secreted peptides to regulate the number of stem cells in shoot apical meristems (SAMs), how functional CLV3 peptides are generat...

    Authors: Ting-Ting Xu, Xiu-Fen Song, Shi-Chao Ren and Chun-Ming Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:225

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  39. Content type: Database

    Fragaria vesca, a diploid strawberry species commonly known as the alpine or woodland strawberry, is a versatile experimental plant system and an emerging model for the Rosaceae family. An ancestral F. vesca geno...

    Authors: Omar Darwish, Janet P Slovin, Chunying Kang, Courtney A Hollender, Aviva Geretz, Sam Houston, Zhongchi Liu and Nadim W Alkharouf

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:223

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  40. Content type: Research article

    DAYSLEEPER is a domesticated transposase that is essential for development in Arabidopsis thaliana [Nature, 436:282–284, 2005]. It is derived from a hAT-superfamily transposon and contains many of the features fo...

    Authors: Marijn Knip, Steven Hiemstra, Afke Sietsma, Marina Castelein, Sylvia de Pater and Paul Hooykaas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:211

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The essential sulfur-containing amino acid methionine plays a vital role in plant metabolism and human nutrition. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the regulatory role of the first committed enzyme in the m...

    Authors: Ifat Matityahu, Itamar Godo, Yael Hacham and Rachel Amir

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:206

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Plant nuclei superficially resemble animal and fungal nuclei, but the machinery and processes that underlie nuclear organization in these eukaryotic lineages appear to be evolutionarily distinct. Among the can...

    Authors: Haiyi Wang, Travis A Dittmer and Eric J Richards

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:200

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  43. Content type: Research article

    PIN-FORMED (PIN) efflux carriers contribute to polar auxin transport and plant development by exhibiting dynamic and diverse asymmetrical localization patterns in the plasma membrane (PM). Phosphorylation of t...

    Authors: Daisuke Sasayama, Anindya Ganguly, Minho Park and Hyung-Taeg Cho

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:189

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Bidirectional promoters are common in genomes but under-studied experimentally, particularly in plants. We describe a targeted identification and selection of a subset of putative bidirectional promoters to id...

    Authors: Sofia Kourmpetli, Kate Lee, Rachel Hemsley, Pascale Rossignol, Thaleia Papageorgiou and Sinéad Drea

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:187

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Epigenetic regulation is necessary for maintaining gene expression patterns in multicellular organisms. The Polycomb Group (PcG) proteins form several complexes with important and deeply conserved epigenetic f...

    Authors: Emily J Gleason and Elena M Kramer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:185

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Sucrose transporters (SUTs) play important roles in regulating the translocation of assimilates from source to sink tissues. Identification and characterization of new SUTs in economically important crops such as...

    Authors: Kirandeep K Deol, Shalini Mukherjee, Feng Gao, Anita Brûlé-Babel, Claudio Stasolla and Belay T Ayele

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:181

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Epigenetic factors such as DNA methylation and histone modifications regulate a wide range of processes in plant development. Cytosine methylation and demethylation exist in a dynamic balance and have been ass...

    Authors: Aliki Kapazoglou, Vicky Drosou, Anagnostis Argiriou and Athanasios S Tsaftaris

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:172

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Cortical microtubules form a dynamic network and continuously undergo shrinking (catastrophe), pausing and rebuilding (rescue). The advantage of such a dynamic system is that it may mediate appropriate respons...

    Authors: Eveline Jacques, Jean-Pierre Verbelen and Kris Vissenberg

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:163

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Leaves are determinate organs; hence, precise control of cell proliferation and post-mitotic cell expansion is essential for their growth. A defect in cell proliferation often triggers enhanced post-mitotic ce...

    Authors: Kensuke Kawade, Gorou Horiguchi, Naoko Ishikawa, Masami Yokota Hirai and Hirokazu Tsukaya

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:143

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