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plasmodesmata

Edited by Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Fourth edition

Published in print March 2019 | ISBN: 9780198833338
Published online March 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191871665
plasmodesmata

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Cytoplasmic (see cytoplasm) bridges, lined with a plasma membrane, that connect adjacent cells. At one time they were thought to be confined to plants, but they have now been observed in many animal cells. Almost certainly they provide major pathways of communication and transport between cells....

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Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry ; Plant Physiology

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