Plant asymmetric cell division, vive la différence!

Cell. 2009 Jun 26;137(7):1189-92. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2009.06.007.


Although little is known about how asymmetric cell division in plants is regulated, recent discoveries provide a starting point for exploring the mechanisms underlying this process. These studies reveal parallels with asymmetric division in yeast and animals, but also point to regulated cell expansion as a new mechanism of asymmetric division in plants.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Division*
  • Plant Cells*
  • Plant Stomata
  • Spindle Apparatus