Special Issue: Making Connections: Plant Vascular Tissue Development
There have been several recent mathematical models of vascular patterning in roots; we test the findings of these models and present a combined model taking each aspect into account.
Multiple aspects of plant vascular development are controlled by HD-ZIP III transcription factors. This review highlights factors that control, and are controlled by, HD-ZIP IIIs to co-ordinate vascular morphogenesis.
Stem development through vascular tissues: EPFL–ERECTA family signaling that bounces in and out of phloem
This review summarizes the history of ERECTA (ER) research including studies on stomatal development, then introduces ER functions in vascular tissues and discusses its interactions with phytohormones and other receptor pathways.
In perennial trees, cycles of cambial stem cell quiescence in winter and reactivation of cambial activity in spring can be repeated for hundreds of years. The environmental and hormonal control of cambial stem cell dynamics is reviewed.
Evolution of plant conducting cells: perspectives from key regulators of vascular cell differentiation
Based on the evolution of the key transcription factors for vascular cell differentiation, how land plants evolved molecular systems to produce the conducting cells was discussed.