Publication
Title
Review on shape formation in epidermal pavement cells of the **Arabidopsis** leaf
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Abstract
Epidermal pavement cells appear with a fascinating irregular wavy shape in the Arabidopsis thaliana leaf. This review addresses the questions of why this particular shape is produced during leaf development and how this is accomplished. To answer the first question most probably waviness offers some biomechanical benefits over other organisations. Different positions of lobe-formation are therefore explored and discussed. At the moment, however, no hard evidence that favours any one morphology is available. The latter question comprises the biomechanical accomplishment of shape and refers to the cell wall and cytoskeletal involvement herein. A current model for pavement cell development is discussed but remaining questions and pitfalls are put forward. Moreover, an overview of the genetic and biochemical regulatory pathways that are described up to date in the literature is presented.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Functional plant biology. - Chippendale, N.S.W.
Publication
Chippendale, N.S.W. : CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), 2014
ISSN
1445-4408
Volume/pages
41:9(2014), p. 914-921
ISI
000341504100002
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 17.09.2014
Last edited 11.06.2017
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