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The evolution of development of vascular cambia and secondary growthAuthor(s): Andrew Groover; Rachel Spicer
Source: New Phytologist 186: 577-592
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionSecondary growth from vascular cambia results in radial, woody growth of stems. The innovation of secondary vascular development during plant evolution allowed the production of novel plant forms ranging from massive forest trees to flexible, woody lianas. We present examples of the extensive phylogenetic variation in secondary vascular growth and discuss current knowledge of genes that regulate the development of vascular cambia and woody tissues. From these foundations, we propose strategies for genomics-based research in the evolution of development, which is a next logical step in the study of secondary growth.
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CitationGroover A, and Spicer R (2010). The evolution of development of vascular cambia and secondary growth. New Phytologist 186: 577-592.
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