Annu Rev Genet 2021 11 16;55:479-496. Epub 2021 Sep 16.
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA; email:
High-throughput single-cell transcriptomic approaches have revolutionized our view of gene expression at the level of individual cells, providing new insights into their heterogeneity, identities, and functions. Recently, technical challenges to the application of single-cell transcriptomics to plants have been overcome, and many plant organs and tissues have now been subjected to analyses at single-cell resolution. In this review, we describe these studies and their impact on our understanding of the diversity, differentiation, and activities of plant cells. Read More