Meristematic cell proliferation and ribosome biogenesis are decoupled in diamagnetically levitated Arabidopsis seedlings
Manzano, Ana Isabel and Larkin, Oliver J. and Dijkstra, Camelia E. and Anthony, Paul and Davey, Michael R. and Eaves, Laurence and Hill, Richard J.A. and Herranz, Raul and Medina, F. Javier (2013) Meristematic cell proliferation and ribosome biogenesis are decoupled in diamagnetically levitated Arabidopsis seedlings. BMC Plant Biology, 13 . 124/1-124/15. ISSN 1471-2229
Official URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/13/124
Background: Cell growth and cell proliferation are intimately linked in the presence of Earth’s gravity, but are decoupled under the microgravity conditions present in orbiting spacecraft. New technologies to simulate microgravity conditions for long-duration experiments, with stable environmental conditions, in Earth-based laboratories are required to further our understanding of the effect of extraterrestrial conditions on the growth, development and health of living matter.
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