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Research Article

Synthesis of Very-Long-Chain Fatty Acids in the Epidermis Controls Plant Organ Growth by Restricting Cell Proliferation

  • Takashi Nobusawa,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ikoma, Nara, Japan

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  • Yoko Okushima,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ikoma, Nara, Japan

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  • Noriko Nagata,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Science, Japan Women's University, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Mikiko Kojima,

    Affiliation: RIKEN Plant Science Center, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Japan

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  • Hitoshi Sakakibara,

    Affiliation: RIKEN Plant Science Center, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Japan

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  • Masaaki Umeda mail

    mumeda@bs.naist.jp

    Affiliations: Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ikoma, Nara, Japan, JST, CREST, Ikoma, Nara, Japan

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  • Published: April 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001531

About the Authors

Takashi Nobusawa, Yoko Okushima, Masaaki Umeda
Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ikoma, Nara, Japan
Noriko Nagata
Faculty of Science, Japan Women's University, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Mikiko Kojima, Hitoshi Sakakibara
RIKEN Plant Science Center, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Japan
Masaaki Umeda
JST, CREST, Ikoma, Nara, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: mumeda@bs.naist.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Prepared data for submission to databases and did the submission: TN. Conceived and designed the experiments: TN YO HS MU. Performed the experiments: TN NN MK. Analyzed the data: TN HS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NN MK HS. Wrote the paper: TN YO MU.