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Plants 2018, 7(4), 109; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants7040109

Plant Vascular Tissues—Connecting Tissue Comes in All Shapes

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The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1LR, UK
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Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
These authors contributed equally to this work
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Received: 2 November 2018 / Revised: 23 November 2018 / Accepted: 7 December 2018 / Published: 13 December 2018
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For centuries, humans have grown and used structures based on vascular tissues in plants. One could imagine that life would have developed differently without wood as a resource for building material, paper, heating energy, or fuel and without edible tubers as a food source. In this review, we will summarise the status of research on Arabidopsis thaliana vascular development and subsequently focus on how this knowledge has been applied and expanded in research on the wood of trees and storage organs of crop plants. We will conclude with an outlook on interesting open questions and exciting new research opportunities in this growing and important field. View Full-Text
Keywords: Vasculature; Organogenesis; Development Vasculature; Organogenesis; Development
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Hellmann, E.; Ko, D.; Ruonala, R.; Helariutta, Y. Plant Vascular Tissues—Connecting Tissue Comes in All Shapes. Plants 2018, 7, 109.

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