ISSN 1021-4437, Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, 2008, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 843–845. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2008. Original Russian Text © I.M. Andreev, 2008, published in Fiziologiya Rastenii, 2008, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 931–933. LETTERS TO EDITOR The Vacuolar Symplast: Does It Really Exist in Plants? (Comments on Publications of G.A. Velikanov et al. in Russian Journal of Plant Physiology) I. M. Andreev Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya ul. 35, Moscow, 127276 Russia; fax: 7 (495) 977-8018; e-mail: email@example.com Received December 27, 2007 DOI: 10.1134/S1021443708060150 Over the last few years G.A. Velikanov and coau- of spin echo signals under the action of some metabolic thors from Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Bio- inhibitors (e.g., sodium azide) and consider these physics (Kazan Research Center, Russian Academy of changes as related exclusively to alterations in water Sciences, Kazan) have published a series of papers in permeability of plasmodesmata, even though other fac- the Russian Journal of Plant Physiology [1–4] ﬁnding tors may play a crucial role. The interpretation sug- evidence for the existence in plants of the vacuolar con- gested by Velikanov et al. is largely based on the sensi- tinuum or, simply
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