Molecular control of wood formation in trees.

  title={Molecular control of wood formation in trees.},
  author={Zheng-Hua Ye and Ruiqin Zhong},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  volume={66 14},
Wood (also termed secondary xylem) is the most abundant biomass produced by plants, and is one of the most important sinks for atmospheric carbon dioxide. The development of wood begins with the differentiation of the lateral meristem, vascular cambium, into secondary xylem mother cells followed by cell expansion, secondary wall deposition, programmed cell death, and finally heartwood formation. Significant progress has been made in the past decade in uncovering the molecular players involved… CONTINUE READING
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