Root Hairs pp 123-144 | Cite as

Root Hair Electrophysiology

  • R. R. LewEmail author
Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 12)


In this review, the value of root hairs as a model system for a broad range of electrophysiological experiments is highlighted by an introductory case study of their use for in situ measurements of vacuolar electrophysiology. Then, the basic tenets of electrophysiological measurements are presented: the electrical properties of the cell and how they are measured. Recent research on ion transporters (pumps, channels, and coupled transporters) is reviewed, followed by a discussion of the role of ion transport in root hair morphogenesis.


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