Root border-like cells of Arabidopsis. Microscopical characterization and role in the interaction with rhizobacteria.

@article{Vicr2005RootBC,
  title={Root border-like cells of Arabidopsis. Microscopical characterization and role in the interaction with rhizobacteria.},
  author={Ma{\"i}t{\'e} Vicr{\'e} and Catherine Santaella and Sandrine Blanchet and Aur{\'e}lien Gateau and Azeddine Driouich},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={998-1008}
}
Plant roots of many species produce thousands of cells that are released daily into the rhizosphere. These cells are commonly termed border cells because of their major role in constituting a biotic boundary layer between the root surface and the soil. In this study, we investigated the occurrence and ultrastructure of such cells in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) using light and electron microscopy coupled to high-pressure freezing. The secretion of cell wall molecules including pectic… CONTINUE READING