Analysis of procambial /cambial maintenance in vascular tissues

Vascular tissues are produced from stem cells in procambium / cambium. These cells proliferate to differentiate into xylem tissues and phloem tissues and then to reproduce themselves. For this reason, it is considered that regulation of this differentiation and reproduction is very important. To reveal the mechanisms of procambial / cambial maintenance, we are now performing functional analyses of candicate genes involved in this regulation.



Kondo, Y., Nurani, A.M., Saito, C., Ichihashi,Y., Saito, M., Yamazaki, K., Mitsuda, N., Ohme-Takagi, M., and Fukuda, H. (2016)
Vascular cell Induction culture System Using Arabidopsis Leaves (VISUAL) visualizes the sequential differentiation of sieve element-like cell.
Plant Cell; doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00027

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A novel system for xylem cell differentiation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
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