Entries by Nick Segerson

Endogenous control of root system architecture through hypoxic conditions (Mol Plant)($)

The three-dimensional structure of plant roots, often referred to as the root system architecture (RSA), is important for soil exploration and nutrient acquisition. The regulation of the RSA is important to prevent overuse of resources and to ensure efficient function. A recent study from Shukla et al. found that regulation of RSA occurs through the […]

Xylan and lignin deposition are independent of cellulose in the secondary cell wall (Plant Cell)

The secondary cell wall (SCW) plays an important role in the structural integrity of plants and is key to efficient water conductivity. Despite the important role of the SCW, little known about how and when SCW components are assembled. Currently, it is understood that cellulose deposition is a precursor for other components including hemicelluloses and […]