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A basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor controls cell growth and size in root hairs.

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Postmitotic cell growth defines cell shape and size during development. However, the mechanisms regulating postmitotic cell growth in plants remain unknown. Here we report the discovery of a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor called RSL4 (ROOT HAIR DEFECTIVE 6-LIKE 4) that is sufficient to promote postmitotic cell growth in Arabidopsis thaliana root-hair cells. Loss of RSL4 function resulted in the development of very short root hairs. In contrast, constitutive RSL4 expression...

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10.1038/ng.529

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
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Nature genetics More from this journal
Volume:
42
Issue:
3
Pages:
264-267
Publication date:
2010-03-01
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EISSN:
1546-1718
ISSN:
1061-4036

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