Vascular tissue development and regeneration in the model plant arabidopsis Book Section

Author(s): Mazur, Ewa; Friml, Jiří
Article/Chapter Title: Vascular tissue development and regeneration in the model plant arabidopsis
Title Series: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Affiliation IST Austria
Abstract: Development of vascular tissue is a remarkable example of intercellular communication and coordinated development involving hormonal signaling and tissue polarity. Thus far, studies on vascular patterning and regeneration have been conducted mainly in trees—woody plants—with a well-developed layer of vascular cambium and secondary tissues. Trees are difficult to use as genetic models, i.e., due to long generation time, unstable environmental conditions, and lack of available mutants and transgenic lines. Therefore, the use of the main genetic model plant Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh., with a wealth of available marker and transgenic lines, provides a unique opportunity to address molecular mechanism of vascular tissue formation and regeneration. With specific treatments, the tiny weed Arabidopsis can serve as a model to understand the growth of mighty trees and interconnect a tree physiology with molecular genetics and cell biology of Arabidopsis.
Keywords: Arabidopsis, vascular tissue, vascular cambium, secondary xylem, auxin, auxin transporters, cellular polarity, PIN proteins
Book Title: Plant Engineering
ISBN: 978-953-51-3608-8
Publisher: InTech  
Date Published: 2017-11-17
Start Page: 113
End Page: 140
Copyright Statement: CC BY 3.0
Sponsor: This publication was funded by the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC grant agreement n° 282300.
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69712
Open access: yes (OA journal)