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Trends Plant Sci. 2003 May;8(5):202-4.

Plants flex their skeletons.

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  • 1Molecular Biology Institute, Copenhagen University, Ă˜ster Farimagsgade 2A, 1353 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Abstract

Recent work on the fragile fiber mutants of Arabidopsis has identified microtubule-associated proteins that affect the orientation of cellulose microfibrils in cell walls, a major determinant of plant elongation growth. These same proteins are implicated in responses to gibberellin, provoking fresh speculation about how this hormone affects cell elongation and growth.

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