Plant vascular development: from early specification to differentiation.
De Rybel, Bert
Mähönen, Ari Pekka
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
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De Rybel, B., Mähönen, A. P., Helariutta, Y., & Weijers, D. (2016). Plant vascular development: from early specification to differentiation.. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol, 17 (1), 30-40. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrm.2015.6
Vascular tissues in plants are crucial to provide physical support and to transport water, sugars and hormones and other small signalling molecules throughout the plant. Recent genetic and molecular studies have identified interconnections among some of the major signalling networks that regulate plant vascular development. Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, these studies enable the description of vascular development from the earliest tissue specification events during embryogenesis to the differentiation of phloem and xylem tissues. Moreover, we propose a model for how oriented cell divisions give rise to a three-dimensional vascular bundle within the root meristem.
Plant Roots, Cell Differentiation, Body Patterning, Xylem, Phloem, Plant Vascular Bundle
European Research Council (323052)
Gatsby Charitable Foundation (GAT3395/PR3)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nrm.2015.6
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/293210