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Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2001 Jan;2(1):33-9.

Plant cell division: building walls in the right places.

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  • 1Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093-0116, USA.


Plant cells are surrounded by walls that define their shapes and fix their positions with tissues. Consequently, establishment of a plant's cellular framework during development depends largely on the positions in which new walls are formed during cytokinesis. Experiments using various approaches are now building on classical studies to shed light on the mechanisms underlying the spatial control of cytokinesis.

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