Apple phloem cells contain some mRNAs transported over long distances

@article{Kanehira2010ApplePC,
  title={Apple phloem cells contain some mRNAs transported over long distances},
  author={Azumi Kanehira and Kaori Yamada and Tomomi Iwaya and Ryo Tsuwamoto and Atsushi Kasai and Mikio Nakazono and Takeo Harada},
  journal={Tree Genetics & Genomes},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={635-642}
}
Apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.), like many fruit trees, cannot be propagated clonally from seed and is instead propagated by the grafting onto rootstocks. Rootstocks affect the growth of scions, but it is not known why. The circulation of some mRNAs throughout the phloem has recently been shown. To clarify whether RNAs are transported long distance through the graft union of apple trees, we analyzed cDNAs derived from shoot phloem cells by laser capture microdissection. We detected several… CONTINUE READING