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Complex cellular and molecular events determining fruit size

Abstract : The understanding of plant organ-size determination represents an important challenge, especially because of the significant role of plants as food and renewable energy sources and the increasing need for plant-derived products. Most of the knowledge on the regulation of organ growth and the molecular network controlling cell division and cell expansion, the main drivers of growth, is derived from arabidopsis. The increasing use of crops such as tomato for research is now bringing essential information on the mechanisms underlying size control in agronomically important organs. This review describes our current knowledge, still very scarce, of the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing tomato fruit size and proposes future research to better understand the regulation of growth in this important crop.
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Jean-Philippe Mauxion, Christian Chevalier, Nathalie Gonzalez. Complex cellular and molecular events determining fruit size. Trends in Plant Science, Elsevier, 2021, Advance online publication, ⟨10.1016/j.tplants.2021.05.008⟩. ⟨hal-03273406⟩



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