A model describing cell polyploidization in tissues of growing fruit as related to cessation of cell proliferation.

@article{Bertin2007AMD,
  title={A model describing cell polyploidization in tissues of growing fruit as related to cessation of cell proliferation.},
  author={Nadia Bertin and Alain Lecomte and B{\'e}atrice Brunel and Svetlana Fishman and Michel G{\'e}nard},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 7},
  pages={1903-13}
}
Endoreduplication is a phenomenon, widespread among plants, which consists of an incomplete cell cycle without mitosis and leads to the increase of the nuclear DNA content. In this work, a model was developed describing cell proliferation and DNA endoreduplication over the whole fruit development, from the pre-anthesis period until maturation. In each mitotic cycle of duration tau, the proportion of cells proceeding through division depends on a constant parameter rho and on the progressive… CONTINUE READING