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Genetics of Root Hair Formation

  • C. Grierson
  • J. SchiefelbeinEmail author
Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 12)

Abstract

There has been a great deal of recent progress in our understanding of the genetic control of root hair development, particularly in Arabidopsis thaliana. This chapter summarizes the genes and gene products that have been identified using forward and reverse genetic approaches. The involvement of these genes at various stages of root hair development is described, including the specification of the root hair cell type, the initiation of the root hair outgrowth, and the elongation (tip growth) of the root hair.

Keywords

Hair Cell Root Hair Root Hair Formation Root Hair Development Root Hair Growth 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

We apologise to authors whose work could not be included because of space constraints. C.G. thanks J.S. and the editors for their patience, and Piers Hemsley for help with Fig. 2. Research in J.S.’s laboratory is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (IOS-0744599 and IOS-0723493).

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