Root Hairs pp 45-64 | Cite as

Auxin and Root Hair Morphogenesis

  • S. H. Lee
  • H.-T. ChoEmail author
Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 12)


Auxin is a potent hormonal effector of root hair development. A plethora of genetic and pharmacological studies have revealed that aberrations in auxin availability or signaling can cause defects in root hair growth and morphology. Recently identified components of auxin signaling and auxin transport have been implicated in root hair morphogenesis. The alteration of root hair morphogenesis by auxin also enables this single cell system to serve as an in planta biological marker through which the action mechanism of auxin can be examined.


Hair Cell Root Hair Auxin Transport Auxin Efflux Root Hair Development 
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This work was supported by grants from the Korea Research Foundation (KRF-2004-041-C00366) and the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) (R01-2007-000-10041-0).


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  1. 1.Department of BiologyChungnam National UniversityDaejeonSouth Korea

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