Title

Root patterning: it takes two to tangle

Abstract

The mechanisms that pattern lateral root primordia are essential for the elaboration of root system architecture, a trait of key importance for future crop breeding. But which are most important: periodic or local cues? In this issue of Journal of Experimental Botany (pages 1411-1420), Kircher and Schopfer manipulate growth direction to demonstrate the importance of both sources of patterning information.

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication Date

2-22-2016

Publication Title

Journal of Experimental Botany

Department

Biology

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1093/jxb/erw049

Keywords

Arabidopsis, Bending hypothesis, Lateral root initiation, Oscillation hypothesis, Pattern formation, Root architecture, Waving growth

Language

English

Format

text

Share

COinS