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Adding a piece to the leaf epidermal cell shape puzzle

von Wangenheim, Daniel; Wells, Darren M.; Bennett, Malcolm J.


Daniel von Wangenheim

Darren M. Wells


The jigsaw puzzle-shaped pavement cells in the leaf epidermis collectively function as a load-bearing tissue that controls organ growth. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Majda et al. (2017) shed light on how the jigsaw shape can arise from localized variations in wall stiffness between adjacent epidermal cells.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 6, 2017
Journal Developmental Cell
Print ISSN 1534-5807
Electronic ISSN 1878-1551
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 3
APA6 Citation von Wangenheim, D., Wells, D. M., & Bennett, M. J. (2017). Adding a piece to the leaf epidermal cell shape puzzle. Developmental Cell, 43(3), doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2017.10.020
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