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plasmodesmata

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Third edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600571
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759147
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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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