Can Mechanics Control Pattern Formation in Plants?

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Can Mechanics Control Pattern Formation in Plants?

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dc.contributor.author Dumais, Jacques
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T13:13:10Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Dumais, Jacques. 2007. Can mechanics control pattern formation in plants? Current Opinion in Plant Biology 10(1): 58-62. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1369-5266 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4382417
dc.description.abstract Development of the plant body entails many pattern forming events at scales ranging from the cellular level to the whole plant. Recent evidence suggests that mechanical forces play a role in establishing some of these patterns. The development of cellular configurations in glandular trichomes and the rippling of leaf surfaces are discussed in depth to illustrate how intricate patterns can emerge from simple and well-established molecular and cellular processes. The ability of plants to sense and transduce mechanical signals suggests that complex interactions between mechanics and chemistry are possible during plant development. The inclusion of mechanics alongside traditional molecular controls offers a more comprehensive view of developmental processes. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Organismic and Evolutionary Biology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2006.11.014 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/dumais/Publications/COPB2007.pdf en_US
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dc.title Can Mechanics Control Pattern Formation in Plants? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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dc.relation.journal Current Opinion in Plant Biology en_US
dash.depositing.author Dumais, Jacques
dash.embargo.until 10000-01-01

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