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Curr Biol. 2016 May 23;26(10):R417-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.056.

Plant Organ Growth: Stopping Under Stress.

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Center for Organismal Studies, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 230, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address: alexis.maizel@cos.uni-heidelberg.de.

Abstract

Plant organs reproducibly reach a set size and shape, and a key question is what prevents overgrowth. A new study uses imaging and computer modelling of the Arabidopsis sepal to show that mechanics determines growth arrest and thus final organ shape.

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27218849
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.056
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