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Chuang Wang, Shuai Li, Sophia Ng, Baocai Zhang, Yihua Zhou, James Whelan, Ping Wu, Huixia Shou
Root hairs are important for nutrient uptake, anchorage, and plant-microbe interactions. From a population of rice (Oryza sativa) mutagenized by ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), a short root hair2 (srh2) mutant was identified. In hydroponic culture, srh2 seedlings were significantly reduced in root hair length. Bubble-like extrusions and irregular epidermal cells were observed at the tips of srh2 root hairs when grown under acidic conditions, suggesting the possible reduction of the tensile strength of the cell wall in this mutant...
August 2014: Journal of Experimental Botany
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