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Growing Cells Push Back under Pressure

Gibson, W. T. and Gibson, M. C. (2012) Growing Cells Push Back under Pressure. Cell, 149 (2). pp. 259-261. ISSN 0092-8674. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2012.03.019.

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In both plants and animals, the interplay between mechanical force generation and mechanical sensing plays a stabilizing role in many developmental processes. Uyttewaal et al. now demonstrate that cells in the Arabidopsis shoot apical meristem respond to local mechanical stresses by reorienting their growth, thereby guiding morphogenesis. Notably, the mechanism underlying such guidance is amplification—not suppression—of growth-rate heterogeneity.

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Additional Information:© 2012 Elsevier Inc. Available online 12 April 2012.
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Official Citation:W.T. Gibson, M.C. Gibson, Growing Cells Push Back under Pressure, Cell, Volume 149, Issue 2, 13 April 2012, Pages 259-261, ISSN 0092-8674, 10.1016/j.cell.2012.03.019.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 May 2012 19:47
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