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8:09 PM | February 21, 2013
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Templating growth By Arun Sampathkumar and Elliot Meyerowitz, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge Unlike animal cells, plant cells are encapsulated by stiff cell walls that lie outside their plasma membranes. These walls provide structural support and help maintain cell shape, among other functions, but their presence also means that cell division operates very differently from animal cells. Indeed, plant growth depends on the regulated deposition of cell wall constituents, such as […]

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