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Right Place Right Time: Heterogeneity-Driven Organ Geometry

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2016

Abstract

How do plants make species-specific leaves and flowers with stereotypical size and shape? A new study in Developmental Cell finds that local spatiotemporal variability in cell growth rate is essential for robustness in organ geometry control, and reactive oxygen species act to suppress this local heterogeneity during organ maturation.

Comment onVariable Cell Growth Yields Reproducible OrganDevelopment through Spatiotemporal Averaging. [Dev Cell. 2016]

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