Cell Identity Mediates the Response of Arabidopsis Roots to Abiotic Stress

@article{Dinneny2008CellIM,
  title={Cell Identity Mediates the Response of Arabidopsis Roots to Abiotic Stress},
  author={Jos{\'e} R. Dinneny and Terri A. Long and Jean Y. J. Wang and Jee W. Jung and Daniel L. Mace and Solomon Pointer and Christa Barron and Siobh{\'a}n M. Brady and John Schiefelbein and Philip N. Benfey},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={320},
  pages={942 - 945}
}
Little is known about the way developmental cues affect how cells interpret their environment. We characterized the transcriptional response to high salinity of different cell layers and developmental stages of the Arabidopsis root and found that transcriptional responses are highly constrained by developmental parameters. These transcriptional changes lead to the differential regulation of specific biological functions in subsets of cell layers, several of which correspond to observable… 
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