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Leaf planar growth

The cutting edge of grass leaves

The flat structure of a leaf blade enables it to function as a photosynthetic organ for efficient light capture. The leaf rim or the edge-most region of leaf margin directs the planar growth of both leaves and ligules in grasses.

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Fig. 1: The leaf rim domain is regulated by WOX3 genes and organizes planar growth of both leaves and ligules in grasses.

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Zhang, J., Nelissen, H. The cutting edge of grass leaves. Nat. Plants 9, 691–692 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-023-01417-w

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