RSL4 Takes Control: Multiple Signals, One Transcription Factor

Eliana Marzol, Cecilia Borassi, Silvina Paola Denita Juárez, Silvina Mangano, José M. Estevez

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Root hair growth dramatically expands the root surface area, thus facilitating water and nutrient uptake. Until recently, the molecular mechanism underlying root hair growth was unknown. Recent studies have revealed that the transcription factor ROOT HAIR DEFECTIVE 6 LIKE 4 (RSL4) coordinates hormonal, environmental, and developmental factors to trigger polar growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-555
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017


  • Arabidopsis
  • cell size
  • developmental program
  • hormones
  • inorganic phosphate
  • RHE (root hair element)
  • root hairs
  • RSL4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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