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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Morphogenesis on the Move: Cell-to-Cell Trafficking of Plant Regulatory Proteins

item Jackson, David - USDA PGEC
item Hake, Sarah

Submitted to: Current Opinion in Genetics and Development
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 1997
Publication Date: August 1, 1997
Citation: Jackson, D., Hake, S.C. 1997. Morphogenesis on the move: cell-to-cell trafficking of plant regulatory proteins. Current Opinion in Genetics and Development 7(4) 495-500.

Interpretive Summary: Plant proteins move between cells. The protein movement may coordinate activities of plant cells.

Technical Abstract: It has been shown recently that some plant transcription factors that regulate cell fate during development can traffic through plasmodesmata--the intercellular channels that connect plant cells. This phenomenon helps explain the non-autonomous effects of many developmental mutations in plants and defines a novel mechanism by which cells signal to each other during development.

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