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Development of a carnivorous pitcher leaf

Date:
March 16, 2015
Source:
National Institutes of Natural Sciences
Summary:
Scientists have revealed how carnivorous pitcher leaves are formed in Sarracenia purpurea, a carnivorous plant. They showed that a tissue-specific regulation of oriented cell division is the key factor for pitcher development. A computational modeling of leaf morphogenesis also supports these results.
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Pitcher-shaped leaves of a carnivorous plant, Sarracenia purpurea.
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  1. Kenji Fukushima, Hironori Fujita, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Masayoshi Kawaguchi, Hirokazu Tsukaya and Mitsuyasu Hasebe. Oriented cell division shapes carnivorous pitcher leaves of Sarracenia purpurea. Nature Communications, 2015 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7450

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