Spheres of autophagy in maize

Cellular components can be digested in the vacuole by autophagy, a critical process for homeostasis and stress tolerance. Functions of this recycling pathway in maize have now been defined, including lipid degradation, control of secondary metabolism and remodelling of the proteome.

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Fig. 1: Identification of affected processes in maize atg12 mutants.


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Bassham, D.C. Spheres of autophagy in maize. Nature Plants 4, 985–986 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0313-8

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