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Plant root hairs as a model cell system
Libault, Marc Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
Stacey, Gary Division of Plant Sciences, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
- Plant root hair cells: a multifunctional plant cell
- Establishment of plant root hair cells as a model for systems biology
- Perspectives and conclusions
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Plant root hair cells [root epidermal cells characterized by polar growth (Fig. 1a)] are emerging as a single cell experimental system by which to study plant cell biology at a systems level. This simple model is very attractive for investigating the response of a single plant cell type to various abiotic and biotic stresses. The integration of biological data collected using high-throughput technologies from isolated root hair cells and the use of innovative bio-informatic tools represent unique opportunities for understanding plant cell complexity.
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