Down and out in arabidopsis: The formation of lateral roots

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

The number and placement of lateral roots on the primary root is not predetermined, but can be drastically affected by the availability of water and nutrients in the soil. To respond to local and often transient conditions, the plant must be able to perceive environmental cues and respond by initiating lateral roots in appropriate positions. This involves recruiting small numbers of mature cells to resume dividing and enter a program of postembryonic organogenesis. Through the use of new mutants and molecular markers of cell differentiation, the molecular mechanisms involved in lateral root initiation and development are beginning to be understood.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Malamy, JE; Benfey, PN

Published Date

  • January 1, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 390 - 396

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1360-1385

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1360-1385(97)01118-7

Citation Source

  • Scopus