TITLE

Trichome cell morphogenesis in Arabidopsis: a continuum of cellular decisions

AUTHOR(S)
Mathur, Jaideep
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Botany;Apr2006, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p604
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In keeping with the myriad functions carried out by plants, their component cells display an amazing diversity of shapes and sizes. How is a precise cell form achieved? In recent years, the single-celled, branched, aerial epidermal trichome of Arabidopsis thaliana L. (Heynh) has emerged as a model cell for understanding the cell biological and molecular basis underlying the development of cell shape in plants. Here, I critique the recent information gleaned from dissecting trichome cell morphogenesis in Arabidopsis and identify areas and questions that can be further addressed using this unique cell type.
ACCESSION #
21886655

 

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