It takes a 'muscle'...
Last updated: 1 Mar, 2018
Plants may be rooted to the spot, but they can still flex their body parts. A new Review, published in New Phytologist, describes how plants got their moves.
Primary and secondary phloem fibres with tertiary cell walls in hemp stem stained with 0.5% toluidine blue (light microscopy). Courtesy of Marina Ageeva.
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Read the Review: Gorshkova, T., Chernova, T., Mokshina, N., Ageeva, M. and Mikshina, P. (2018) Plant ‘muscles’: fibers with a tertiary cell wall. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.14997
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