the community site for and by developmental biologists

One thought on “Plant stem cells strive towards equality”

  1. This was a fascinating post, thanks a lot for sharing. Although I was already familiar with some of the rules proposed to govern division of individual cells, I hadn’t considered before what the consequences of this would be for a multicellular tissue. I particularly liked the analogy of a grid-like street system to ensure robustness; this helped me to understand the benefits of cells dividing to decrease the dependence of “short paths” through the tissue on individual cells.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *