Entries by Amey Redkar

PLETHORA transcription factors orchestrate de novo organ patterning during Arabidopsis lateral root outgrowth

Lateral root development in plants is a complex process that involves co-ordination of several molecular components to initiate the formation of meristematic cells. Uncovering the details of these processes is confounded by functional redundancy and tight cyclic regulation of different components in the process. Du and Scheres have recently beautifully elucidated these sequential phenomenon and […]

Signatures of adaptation to mutualists revealed by root transcriptional dynamics

A plant’s rhizosphere consists of a huge array of pathogenic microbes many of which can trigger defense responses, leading to decreased growth. On the other hand, beneficial microbes such as rhizobacteria promote growth and can induce systemic resistance while suppressing local immune responses. A recent study aimed to understand the differential host responses towards the […]