Plasmodesmata spread their influence

Jackson, D. (March 2015) Plasmodesmata spread their influence. F1000Prime Reports, 7. Article number 25. ISSN 20517599

DOI: 10.12703/P7-25


Plasmodesmata (PDs) are microscopic channels that connect virtually every plant cell to its neighbors. They also provide a route for molecules to access the phloem for systemic movement throughout the plant. In this report, I review recent findings that broaden the potential impact of these channels, by revealing their contribution to auxin movement and as potential sites of receptor signaling. These discoveries should prompt a reassessment of symplasmic connectivity and its importance to plant development, defense, and physiology.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > plant behavior
organism description > plant
organism description > plant behavior > plasmodesmata
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > sub-cellular tissues: types and functions > plasmodesmata
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Communities: CSHL labs > Jackson lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 3 March 2015
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 14:57
Last Modified: 07 May 2015 14:57
PMCID: PMC4371238
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