News tagged with root hairs

Discovery may benefit farmers worldwide

University of Guelph plant scientists have shown for the first time how an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection, a discovery that may benefit millions of subsistence ...

dateSep 26, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Researchers image roots in the ground

It's a familiar hazard of vacation time: While you're conspicuously absent, your colleagues in the office forget to water and fertilize the plants - often leaving behind nothing but a brownish skeleton. Whether a plant thrives ...

dateAug 23, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Getting to the root of better crops

( —The more crop scientists know about how plant roots take up water and nutrients, the better able they will be to develop crop plants with roots that can cope with challenging soil and environmental conditions.

dateMay 16, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Not just another brick in the (plant cell) wall

( -- In a new study revealing key steps for controlling plant growth, researchers have shown how the assembly of components of the plant cell wall regulates growth of root hairs. Root hairs are important structures ...

dateJun 17, 2011 in Biotechnology
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The sweet growth of plant cells

An international collaboration team unravels the fundamental role that carbohydrates play in the root hairs of Arabidopsis thaliana and shows how cell growth is modulated in this species.

dateJun 16, 2011 in Biotechnology
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