Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2013, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (4): 357-370.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1259.2013.00357

Special Issue: 创刊30年特邀综述 (2013年48卷)

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Mechanisms of Developmental Programmed Cell Death in Plants

Xinqiang He1, Hong Wu2*   

  1. 1College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;

    2College of Life Sciences, South China Agriculture University, Guangzhou 510642, China
  • Received:2013-06-24 Revised:2013-07-17 Online:2013-07-01 Published:2013-08-09
  • Contact: Hong Wu

Abstract: Programmed cell death is a genetically regulated process of cellular suicide at special time and position with endogenous or environmental induction signals for multicellular organisms. It plays an important role in plant development. In this paper, we introduce the different kinds of programmed cell death in plants, several model systems for research in this field, and describe the current advances in the regulatory mechanisms of developmental programmed cell death in plants.