Gymnosperms, angiosperms, sieve cells, sieve elements….what the heck? No more confusion, as of 2018, every lab member has to learn this 2nd splendid proto-limerick by heart, in addition to the “Ode to the tracheary elements” of course.
Especially if it ends up in a publication. Latest from our lab & collaborators highlights CLE peptide receptor action in the root protophloem (and also cautions against background mutations…).
Rodriguez-Villalon et al. out now in PNAS: “Molecular Genetic Framework for Protophloem Formation“, also made the cover of issue 31 (Vol. 111).