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Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2004 Sep;5(9):712-26.

Plasmodesmata as a supracellular control network in plants.

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Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA. wjlucas@ucdavis.edu

Abstract

The evolution of intercellular communication had an important role in the increasing complexity of both multicellular and supracellular organisms. Plasmodesmata, the intercellular organelles of the plant kingdom, establish an effective pathway for local and long-distance signalling. In higher plants, this pathway involves the trafficking of proteins and various forms of RNA that function non-cell-autonomously to affect developmental programmes.

PMID:
15340379
DOI:
10.1038/nrm1470
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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