Special Issue "Root Development in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: root development
Interests: root development; auxin signaling and transport
Roots are fundamental to the success of plants in conquering land. The complexity of a plant’s root system is not a rigorous readout of the predefined body plan as seen in many animals. Instead, it is a highly variable structure that is defined on a plant-per-plant basis in which every individual root tip instructs root architecture elaboration via growth and/or branching based on a specific set of rules in the context of local challenges and limitations. Much of what we know is focused on sub-aspects of factors that control root development, and mainly restricted to Arabidopsis seedlings grown in vitro.
Papers submitted to this Special Issue must report high novelty results and/or plausible and testable models, not restricted to Arabidopsis. The environmental and developmental control over root branching is a reference topic. In addition, studies dealing with root meristem functioning and elongation control are also of interest. Finally, significant advances in tool development to analyze specific aspects of root development are heartily welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Steffen Vanneste
Prof. Dr. Tom Beeckman
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- lateral root
- adventitious root
- signal integration