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Plant stem cells strive towards equality

Posted by , on 8 February 2019

By George Bassel and Iain Johnston Multicellular organs consist of collections of cells which come together to achieve what individual cells cannot. The establishment of order in complex tissues has ...

The people behind the papers – Dongbo Shi and Thomas Greb

Posted by , on 19 January 2019

This interview, the 56th in our series, was recently published in Development Radial growth in plants is driven by proliferating cells in the cambium that give rise to the vascular tissues ...

The people behind the papers – Vinh Ngoc Pham and Enamul Huq

Posted by , on 16 January 2019

This interview, the 53rd in our series, was published in Development last year The ability to sense and respond to light is fundamental to plant development. As seedlings move from the soil ...

The people behind the papers - Takanori Wakatake & Ken Shirasu

Posted by , on 23 July 2018

Parasitic plants are fascinating and agriculturally relevant organisms that rely for their success on the haustorium, a specialised root structure that invades host root vasculature to derive nutrients and water. A ...

The people behind the papers - Ximena Anleu Gil & Dominique Bergmann

Posted by , on 18 July 2018

Asymmetric division is a widespread mechanism for generating cellular diversity during developmental patterning. The stomata of flowering plants are epidermal valves that regulate gas exchange, and provide an accessible system to investigate the mechanisms ...

All beauty must die

Posted by , on 9 July 2018

Anna Daneva, Zhen Gao and Moritz Nowack tell the story behind their recent paper in Nature Plants   The transience of flowers is proverbial. Degeneration of flowers is elicited after ...

The people behind the papers - Pauline Anne & Christian Hardtke

Posted by , on 25 May 2018

Short CLE peptides regulate a wide variety of processes during plant development. In the developing root, the receptors and co-receptors for CLEs have remained largely unclear, as have the relationships ...

The people behind the papers: Jun-Ho Ha, Hyo-Jun Lee and Chung-Mo Park

Posted by , on 11 May 2017

Our 20th instalment of this series comes from South Korea and features an investigation into the molecular basis of how temperature influences developmental transitions in Arabidopsis seedlings, recently published in Developmental Cell. We ...

How a cell becomes a giant: a fluctuation-driven patterning mechanism

Posted by , on 22 March 2017

Heather M. Meyer1, José Teles2, and Pau Formosa-Jordan2   1 Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and the graduate field of Genetics, Genomics, and Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, ...

Live-cell analysis of plant embryogenesis: Live-cell imaging, optical manipulation, and micro-engineering technologies

Posted by , on 16 October 2015

In multicellular animals and plants, the single-celled zygote develops into the embryo. In the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, the zygote divides asymmetrically to form a small cytoplasmic apical cell, which ...

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