J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2018, Vol. 60 ›› Issue (9): 841-850.DOI: 10.1111/jipb.12663
Special Issue on Cell Signaling
• Invited Expert Reviews •
Zhuoyun Wei and Jia Li*
Root hairs are tubular outgrowths specifically differentiated from epidermal
cells in a differentiation zone. The formation of root hairs greatly increases
the surface area of a root and maximizes its ability to absorb water and
inorganic nutrients essential for plant growth and development. Root hair
development is strictly regulated by intracellular and intercellular signal
communications. Cell surface-localized receptor-like protein kinases (RLKs) have
been shown to be important components in these cellular processes. In this
review, the functions of a number of key RLKs in regulating Arabidopsis root hair development are discussed, especially those involved in root epidermal
cell fate determination and root hair tip growth.
Zhuoyun Wei and Jia Li. Receptor-like protein kinases: Key regulators controlling root hair development in Arabidopsis thaliana[J]. J Integr Plant Biol., 2018, 60(9): 841-850.
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