Cell-to-cell communication in plants, animals, and fungi: a comparative review

@article{Bloemendal2012CelltocellCI,
  title={Cell-to-cell communication in plants, animals, and fungi: a comparative review},
  author={Sandra Bloemendal and Ulrich K{\"u}ck},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2012},
  volume={100},
  pages={3-19}
}
Cell-to-cell communication is a prerequisite for differentiation and development in multicellular organisms. This communication has to be tightly regulated to ensure that cellular components such as organelles, macromolecules, hormones, or viruses leave the cell in a precisely organized way. During evolution, plants, animals, and fungi have developed similar ways of responding to this biological challenge. For example, in higher plants, plasmodesmata connect adjacent cells and allow… Expand
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