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Great Review Articles:

Baucher M, Mondher EJ, Vandeputte O. From primary to secondary growth: origin and development of the vascular system. 2007. Journal of Experimental Botany.

Cronshaw J. Phloem structure and function. 1981. Ann. Rev. Plant Physiol. 32:465-84

Dengler NG. Regulation of Vascular Development. 2001. J. Plant Growth Regul. 20:1-13

Evert RF. Phloem structure and histochemistry. 1977. Ann. Rev. Plant Physiol. 28:199-222

Knoblauch M and Van Bel AJE. Sieve tubes in action. 1998. The Plant Cell 10:35-50

Oparka KJ, Turgeon R. Sieve elements and companion cells-Traffic control centers of the phloem. 1999. The Plant Cell 11:739-750

Sjolund RD. The phloem sieve element: A river runs through it. 1997. The Plant Cell 9:1137-1146

van Bel AJE. The phloem, a miracle of ingenuity. 2003. Plant, Cell and Environment 26:125-149

van Bel AJE and Knoblauch M. Sieve element and companion cell: the story of the comatose patient and the hyperactive nurse. 2000. Aust. J. Plant Physiol. 27:477-487

van Bel AJE, Ehlers K, and Knoblauch M. Sieve elements caught in the act. 2002. Trends in Plant Science 7:126-132

Other Good Reading:

Barlow P. Patterned cell determination in plant tissue: the secondary phloem in trees. 2005. BioEssays 27:533-541

Bonke M, Thitamadee S, Mahonen AP, Hauser MT, Helariutta Y. APL regulates vascular tissue identity in Arabidopsis. 2003. Nature 426:181-186

Bostwick DE, Dannenhoffer JM, Skaggs MI, Lister RM, Larkins BA, Thompson GA. Pumpkin phloem lectin genes are specifically expressed in companion cells. 1992. The Plant Cell 4:1539-1548

Carland MF, Berg BL, FitzGerald JN, Jinamornphongs S, Nelson, T, Keith B. Genetic regulation of vascular tissue patterning in Arabidopsis. 1999. The Plant Cell 11:2123-2137

Dannenhoffer JM, Schulz A, Skaggs MI, Bostwick DE, Thompson GA. Expression of the phloem lectin is developmentally linked to vascular differentiation in cucurbits. 1997. Planta 201:405-414

Fisher DB. Structure of functional soybean sieve elements. 1975. Plant Physiol. 56:555-569

Gottwald JR, Krysan, Young JC, Evert RF, Sussman MR. Genetic evidence for the in planta role of phloem-specific plasma membrane sucrose transporters. 2000. PNAS 97:13979-13984

Tornero P, Conejero V, Vera P. Phloem-specific expression of a plant homeobox gene during secondary phases of vascular development. 1996. The Plant Journal 9:639-648

Zhao C, Craig JC, Petzold HE, Dickerman AW, Beers EP. The xylem and phloem transcriptomes from secondary tissues of the Arabidopsis root-hypocotyl. 2005. Plant Physiology 138:803-818


Great Review Articles:

Fukuda, H., 2000.Programmed cell death of tracheary elements as a paradigm in plants. Plant Molecular Biology, 44: 245-253

Fukuda, H., 2004. Signals that control plant vascular cell differentiation. Nat Rav Mol Cell Biol. 5(5):279-91

Carlsbecker, A., Helariutta, Y. 2005. Phloem and xylem specification: pieces of the puzzle emerge, Current Opinion in Plant Biology Volume 8, Issue 5. Pages 512-517.

Other Good Reading:

Uggla, c. et al. 1996 Auxin as a positional signal in pattern formation in plants. Vol 93, Issue 17, 9282-9286

Cano-Delgano, A. et al. 2004. BRL1 BRL3 are novel brassinosteroid receptors that function in vascular differentiation in Arabidopsis. Development, 131, 5341-5351

Mahonen, A. P. et al. 2006 Cytokinin Signaling and Its Inhibitor AHP6 regulate cell fate during vascular development. Science. 331. 5757, 94-98

Motose, H. 2004. A proteoglycan mediates inductive interaction during plant vascular development. Nature 419, 873-878