New approaches for studying and exploiting an old protuberance, the plant trichome.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Much recent study of plant trichomes has focused on various aspects of glandular secreting trichomes (GSTs) and differentiation of simple trichomes. This Botanical Briefing will highlight: research on various aspects of, and manipulation of glandular secreting trichomes; molecular aspects of the differentiation and development of simple trichomes of arabidopsis and cotton; how methods for manipulation of model systems used in the above work can be applied to expand our understanding of less studied surface structures of plants. SCOPE: The Briefing will cover: established and suggested roles of simple and glandular secreting trichomes; recent results regarding solute and ion movement in trichomes; methods for isolating trichomes; recent studies of trichome differentiation and development; attempts to modify metabolism in secreting trichomes; efforts to exploit trichomes for commercial and agronomic purposes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wagner, GJ; Wang, E; Shepherd, RW

Published Date

  • January 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 11

PubMed ID

  • 14678941

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4242265

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0305-7364

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/aob/mch011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England