Shaping the shoot: the relative contribution of cell number and cell shape to variations in internode length between parent and hybrid apple trees.

@article{Ripetti2008ShapingTS,
  title={Shaping the shoot: the relative contribution of cell number and cell shape to variations in internode length between parent and hybrid apple trees.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Ripetti and Jacques Escoute and Jean Luc Verdeil and Evelyne Costes},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={1399-407}
}
Genetic control of plant size and shape is a promising perspective, particularly in fruit trees, in order to select desirable genotypes. A recent study on architectural traits in an apple progeny showed that internode length was a highly heritable character. However, few studies have been devoted to internode cellular patterning in dicotyledonous stems, and the interplay between the two elementary cell processes that contribute to their length, i.e. cell division and elongation, is not fully… CONTINUE READING