Vascularization is a general requirement for growth of plant and animal tumours.

@article{Ullrich2000VascularizationIA,
  title={Vascularization is a general requirement for growth of plant and animal tumours.},
  author={Cornelia I. Ullrich and Roni Aloni},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 353},
  pages={
          1951-60
        }
}
Solid-tumour growth in animals as in humans depends on angiogenesis. Tumours that fail to induce the formation of new blood vessels do not enlarge beyond a few millimetres in diameter. Plant tumours induced by Agrobacterium tumefaciens can reach diameters of more than 100 mm, thus raising the question of how they are sufficiently supplied with nutrients and water. Until recently, these rapidly growing tumours were considered unorganized or partly organized masses. However, in analogy to animal… CONTINUE READING
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