Regulation of the α-expansin gene OsEXPA8 expression affects root system architecture in transgenic rice plants

@article{Wang2014RegulationOT,
  title={Regulation of the α-expansin gene OsEXPA8 expression affects root system architecture in transgenic rice plants},
  author={Ying Wang and Nana Ma and Shichun Qiu and Hanyan Zou and Guangchao Zang and Zhenhui Kang and Guixue Wang and Junli Huang},
  journal={Molecular Breeding},
  year={2014},
  volume={34},
  pages={47-57}
}
Expansins are cell wall proteins implicated in the control of plant growth via loosening of the extracellular matrix, and are encoded by a large gene family. However, data linked to loss of function of single genes which support the role of expansins in root growth remain limited. In this study, we used RNA interference to examine the biological functions of the rice α-expansin gene OsEXPA8. Repression of OsEXPA8 expression in rice impaired the root system architecture and plant growth… CONTINUE READING

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