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Cell fate determination by the cell wall in early fucus development.
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PMID:  17776514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
In multicellular plants, development starts with an asymmetric division of the zygote into two differentiated cells. The nature and distribution of fate-determining factors operating during embryogenesis remain largely obscure. Laser microsurgery was used here to dissect two-celled embryos of the alga Fucus spiralis. Removal of protoplasts from the cell wall induced dedifferentiation. However, isolated cells within the walls followed their restricted fate. Moreover, contact of one cell type with the isolated cell wall of the other cell type caused its fate to be switched. The cell wall thus appears to maintain the differentiated state and to direct cell fate in plant development.
F Berger; A Taylor; C Brownlee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  263     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1994 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-08     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1421-3     Citation Subset:  -    
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