The Xerobranching Response Represses Lateral Root Formation When Roots Are Not in Contact with Water


The soil structure imposes variable mechanical constraints to which plant roots have to cope as they develop and grow in the soil in search for water and nutrients. In collaboration with the University of Nottingham, ELI and LIBST have pioneered the discovery of xerobranching, a new mechanism that represses lateral root formation when roots grow into macropores...

Published on October 16, 2018