A genomic approach to suberin biosynthesis and cork differentiation.

  title={A genomic approach to suberin biosynthesis and cork differentiation.},
  author={Marçal Soler and Olga Serra and Marisa Molinas and Gemma Huguet and S. Fluch and Merc{\`e} Figueras},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  volume={144 1},
Cork (phellem) is a multilayered dead tissue protecting plant mature stems and roots and plant healing tissues from water loss and injuries. Cork cells are made impervious by the deposition of suberin onto cell walls. Although suberin deposition and cork formation are essential for survival of land plants, molecular studies have rarely been conducted on this tissue. Here, we address this question by combining suppression subtractive hybridization together with cDNA microarrays, using as a model… CONTINUE READING