“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”

Instant Access to Thousands of Journals for just $40/month

Try 2 weeks free now

What Is a Plant Cell? The Last Word.

well for much longer. Having in hand genes that confer acclimation to stresses such as high salt as well as an understanding of how they function will be a boon to agronomists trying to improve crops. In addition, from the point of view of conservation and preservation, identifying limiting factors and measuring genetic diversity will be of tremendous advantage to policymakers. If we could determine whether, for example, a coastal alga1 bloom is caused by nitrogen overload from fertilizer runoff or from some natural cyclical process, we would be in a position to make rational policy decisions. Ecologists will also be in a better position to predict how impending environmental changes-including the introduction of genetically engineeredorganisms into the environment-will affect ecosystems. As inhabitants of the world, we may not be able or willing to change our behaviors, but, at the least, we will get a clearer picture of where they may lead us. LETTER TO THE EDITOR What 1 a Plant Cell? The Last Word s I have followed with interest and concern the discussion about how to define a plant cell, which has appeared in recent issues of this journal (H. Stafford, 1991, What is a plant http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Plant Cell American Society of Plant Biologist

Loading next page...

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy unlimited access and
personalized recommendations from
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $40/month

Try 2 weeks free now

Explore the DeepDyve Library

How DeepDyve Works

Spend time researching, not time worrying you’re buying articles that might not be useful.

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from Springer, Elsevier, Nature, IEEE, Wiley-Blackwell and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Simple and Affordable Pricing

14-day free trial. Cancel anytime, with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Best Deal — 25% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 25% off!
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

billed annually