Plant Development: How Phloem Patterning Occurs.

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Summary of "Plant Development: How Phloem Patterning Occurs."

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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Name: Current biology : CB
ISSN: 1879-0445
Pages: R217-R219


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