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Asymmetric cell division in land plants and algae: the driving force for differentiation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21346731     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Asymmetric cell division generates two cells with different fates and has an important role in plant development. It produces distinct cell types and new organs, and maintains stem cell niches. To handle the constraints of having immobile cells, plants possess numerous unique features to obtain asymmetry, such as specific regulators of intrinsic polarity. Although several components have not yet been identified, new findings, together with knowledge from different developmental systems, now allow us to take an important step towards a mechanistic overview of asymmetric cell division in plants and algae. Strikingly, several key regulators are used for different developmental processes, and common mechanisms can be recognized.
Ive De Smet; Tom Beeckman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1471-0080     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-24     Completed Date:  2011-03-31     Revised Date:  2014-07-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100962782     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arabidopsis / cytology,  genetics,  growth & development
Cell Cycle
Cell Differentiation
Cell Division
Cell Polarity
Fucus / cytology
Models, Biological
Plant Cells*
Plant Development
Plants / genetics
Stramenopiles / cytology*
Grant Support
BB/H022457/1//Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council; //Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Erratum In:
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Apr;12(4):273

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