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Plant programmed cell death : Can't live with it; Can't live without it

Williams, Brett & Dickman, Martin B. (2008) Plant programmed cell death : Can't live with it; Can't live without it. Molecular Plant Pathology, 9(4), pp. 531-544.

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Abstract

The decision of whether a cell should live or die is fundamental for the wellbeing of all organisms. Despite intense investigation into cell growth and proliferation, only recently has the essential and equally important idea that cells control/programme their own demise for proper maintenance of cellular homeostasis gained recognition. Furthermore, even though research into programmed cell death (PCD) has been an extremely active area of research there are significant gaps in our understanding of the process in plants. In this review, we discuss PCD during plant development and pathogenesis, and compare/contrast this with mammalian apoptosis. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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ID Code: 48357
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Apoptosis Regulatory Proteins, Caenorhabditis elegans, Gene Expression Regulation
DOI: 10.1111/j.1364-3703.2008.00473.x
ISSN: 1464-6722
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > PLANT BIOLOGY (060700)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2012 08:31
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:36

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