Seed abscission and fruit dehiscence required for seed dispersal rely on similar genetic networks
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Seed dispersal is an essential trait that enables colonization of newfavorable habitats, ensuring species survival. In plants with dehiscentfruits, such asArabidopsis, seed dispersal depends on two processes:the separation of the fruit valves that protect the seeds (fruitdehiscence) and the detachment of the seeds from the funiculusconnectingthemtothe motherplant (seed abscission).
CitationRoig-Villanova, I. [et al.]. Seed abscission and fruit dehiscence required for seed dispersal rely on similar genetic networks. "Development", 2016, vol. 143, núm. 18, p. 3372-3381.