Overview of cell size control in plants. Plant cell size is determined by the growth of the cell versus its division. Cell growth is determined by macromolecular synthesis as well as expansion of the cell wall. Future challenges include untangling the regulatory network between the various pathways regulating the cell cycle, endoreduplication, the cell wall, and synthesis of cytoplasm, to elucidate how this crosstalk determines the ultimate cell size.
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