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The phloem tissue is the main conduit for sugars in plants, and its anatomy has to be tightly controled to ensure its functionality. A new study indicates the involvement of receptor-based intercellular signaling in the coordination of cell fate determination within the phloem tissue.
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The phloem sieve elements (SEs), enucleate cells, contain RNAs, which are imported from surrounding tissues and cells, mostly companion cells tightly associated with SEs, and transported via the phloe...
As a prerequisite for constant growth, plants produce vascular tissues at different sites within their postembryonic body. Interestingly, the formation of vascular tissues during longitudinal and radi...
Apart from being a conduit for photoassimilate transport in plants, the phloem serves as a pathway for transport of proteins and RNAs from sites of their synthesis to distant plant parts. As demonstra...
Seed development largely depends on the long-distance transport of sucrose from photosynthetically-active source leaves to seed sinks. This source-to-sink carbon allocation occurs in the phloem and re...
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The processes occurring in early development that direct morphogenesis. They specify the body plan ensuring that cells will proceed to differentiate, grow, and diversify in size and shape at the correct relative positions. Included are axial patterning, segmentation, compartment specification, limb position, organ boundary patterning, blood vessel patterning, etc.
Plant tissue that carries nutrients, especially sucrose, by turgor pressure. Movement is bidirectional, in contrast to XYLEM where it is only upward. Phloem originates and grows outwards from meristematic cells (MERISTEM) in the vascular cambium. P-proteins, a type of LECTINS, are characteristically found in phloem.
A strand of primary conductive plant tissue consisting essentially of XYLEM, PHLOEM, and CAMBIUM.
A family of plant viruses containing the largest single-stranded RNA genomes. Infections typically involve yellowing and necrosis, particularly affecting the phloem.
Plant tissue that carries water up the root and stem. Xylem cell walls derive most of their strength from LIGNIN. The vessels are similar to PHLOEM sieve tubes but lack companion cells and do not have perforated sides and pores.