Cell elongation as an inseparable component of growth in terrestrial plants

Cell elongation as an inseparable component of growth in terrestrial plants The review is dedicated to the role of cell elongation in plant growth and morphogenesis. The ratios of cell division to elongation, cell competence for the initiation of elongation, main features of the metabolism of elongating cells, and physiological processes realizing elongation have been considered on the examples of seed germination and growth of roots, stems, and leaves. A special attention was paid to the vacuole as a specific feature of plant cells, pathways of its formation, and its role in maintenance of ion and water homeostasis in the elongating cell. The plant can modify its morphology according to changes in the environmental conditions via cell elongation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

Cell elongation as an inseparable component of growth in terrestrial plants

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SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Life Sciences; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology; Developmental Biology
ISSN
1062-3604
eISSN
1608-3326
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1062360408010049
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Abstract

The review is dedicated to the role of cell elongation in plant growth and morphogenesis. The ratios of cell division to elongation, cell competence for the initiation of elongation, main features of the metabolism of elongating cells, and physiological processes realizing elongation have been considered on the examples of seed germination and growth of roots, stems, and leaves. A special attention was paid to the vacuole as a specific feature of plant cells, pathways of its formation, and its role in maintenance of ion and water homeostasis in the elongating cell. The plant can modify its morphology according to changes in the environmental conditions via cell elongation.

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Russian Journal of Developmental BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 18, 2011

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