Root Border Cells and Their Role in Plant Defense.

  title={Root Border Cells and Their Role in Plant Defense.},
  author={Martha C. Hawes and Caitilyn Allen and B Gillian Turgeon and Gilberto Curlango-Rivera and Tuan Minh Tran and David A. Huskey and Zhongguo Xiong},
  journal={Annual review of phytopathology},
Root border cells separate from plant root tips and disperse into the soil environment. In most species, each root tip can produce thousands of metabolically active cells daily, with specialized patterns of gene expression. Their function has been an enduring mystery. Recent studies suggest that border cells operate in a manner similar to mammalian… CONTINUE READING