A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2019) | Viewed by 50667
Interests: plant anatomy and development (especially with regard to roots); stress physiology; aerenchyma formation; and programmed cell death
Interests: root structure and development; plant anatomy
It is widely understood that the vast majority of vascular plants produce root systems, and these developed early in the evolution of vascular plants. As important as roots are in their role as essential absorbing organs and as the weight-bearing foundations of most plants, research on root development has typically lagged behind the study of the aerial organs. Root architecture, anatomical pattern formation during primary and secondary growth, and responses to different environmental conditions are highly variable. While use of simple model systems, such as Arabidopsis, has resulted in an excellent beginning for our understanding of molecular signaling that can control root pattern formation, much work remains to be done, given the actual root system diversity and complexity inherent among plant species. This Special Issue will spotlight new discoveries that expand our understanding of several aspects of developmental control and pattern formation in root development in diverse species.
Prof. Dr. Daniel K. Gladish
Prof. Dr. Thomas L. Rost
Prof. Dr. James L. Seago, Jr.
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- root development
- tissue pattern formation
- root system architecture
- root anatomy
- root function