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Seeing is better than believing: visualization of membrane transport in plants

  • Geisler, Markus Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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  • Current Opinion in Plant Biology. - 2018, vol. 46, p. 104–112
English Recently, the plant transport field has shifted their research focus toward a more integrative investigation of transport networks thought to provide the basis for long- range transport routes. Substantial progress was provided by of a series of elegant techniques that allow for a visualization or prediction of substrate movements in plant tissues in contrast to established quantitative methods offering low spatial resolution. These methods are critically evaluated in respect to their spatio-temporal resolution, invasiveness, dynamics and overall quality. Current limitations of transport route predictions-based on transporter locations and transport modeling are addressed. Finally, the potential of new tools that have not yet been fully implemented into plant research is indicated.
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Département de Biologie
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Biological sciences
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