Expansins and cell growth.

  title={Expansins and cell growth.},
  author={Y. Li and L. Jones and S. McQueen-Mason},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={6 6},
  • Y. Li, L. Jones, S. McQueen-Mason
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current opinion in plant biology
  • Expansins are now generally accepted to be key regulators of wall extension during growth. Several alternative roles for expansins have emerged in which the emphasis of their action is on wall breakdown or softening in processes such as fruit ripening, pollination, germination and abscission. Expansins are commonly encoded by substantial gene families and have classically been divided into two subfamilies, referred to as alpha- and beta-expansins. Two further subfamilies have now been… CONTINUE READING
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