Spatiotemporal mechanisms of root branching

K. Ötvös, E. Benková, Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 45 (2017) 82–89.

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The fundamental tasks of the root system are, besides anchoring, mediating interactions between plant and soil and providing the plant with water and nutrients. The architecture of the root system is controlled by endogenous mechanisms that constantly integrate environmental signals, such as availability of nutrients and water. Extremely important for efficient soil exploitation and survival under less favorable conditions is the developmental flexibility of the root system that is largely determined by its postembryonic branching capacity. Modulation of initiation and outgrowth of lateral roots provides roots with an exceptional plasticity, allows optimal adjustment to underground heterogeneity, and enables effective soil exploitation and use of resources. Here we discuss recent advances in understanding the molecular mechanisms that shape the plant root system and integrate external cues to adapt to the changing environment.
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2017-08-01
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Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
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45
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82 - 89
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Ötvös K, Benková E. Spatiotemporal mechanisms of root branching. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. 2017;45:82-89. doi:10.1016/j.gde.2017.03.010
Ötvös, K., & Benková, E. (2017). Spatiotemporal mechanisms of root branching. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 45, 82–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gde.2017.03.010
Ötvös, Krisztina, and Eva Benková. “Spatiotemporal Mechanisms of Root Branching.” Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 45 (2017): 82–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gde.2017.03.010.
K. Ötvös and E. Benková, “Spatiotemporal mechanisms of root branching,” Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, vol. 45, pp. 82–89, 2017.
Ötvös K, Benková E. 2017. Spatiotemporal mechanisms of root branching. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. 45, 82–89.
Ötvös, Krisztina, and Eva Benková. “Spatiotemporal Mechanisms of Root Branching.” Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, vol. 45, Elsevier, 2017, pp. 82–89, doi:10.1016/j.gde.2017.03.010.
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