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Title
Hormonal regulation of root growth : integrating local activities into global behaviour
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Abstract
To date, plant researchers have probed the control of root growth by studying the roles of individual regulatory components or cellular processes. However, recent studies in the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) root have shown that different hormones control organ growth by regulating specific growth processes (cell proliferation, differentiation or expansion) in distinct tissues. We discuss key issues raised by these new insights and hypothesise that novel tissue-to-tissue signals exist to coordinate organ growth. We conclude by describing how multiscale models can help probe the interplay between the different scales at which hormones and their regulatory networks operate in different cells and tissues. Such approaches promise to generate new insights into the mechanisms that control root growth.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Trends in plant science. - London
Publication
London : 2012
ISSN
1360-1385
Volume/pages
17:6(2012), p. 326-331
ISI
000305854900003
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 03.08.2012
Last edited 21.08.2017
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