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The roles of root border cells in plant growth and development: a review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University Sri Lanka, Chenkalady, Sri Lanka

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 23-28, April,8 (2017)


Competency of root tips to grasp and move towards water and nutrients in the soil is the major factor influence on the sustainable survival and development of plants. Enormous population of separated somatic cells which known as Root border cells. Root tips are the part which covered by these Root border cells and those are play a major part in plant health. These Root border cells can active for few days after detachment from the root cap in the rhizosphere. Amount of border cells being detached from the root tip is depend on the species of plant. Further Root border cells are thought to play a key role in root defense and plant growth. The detached active cells may share many functions including physical, chemical and biological activities. Numerous discoveries showed the benefits of root border cells in growth and development of plant. Therefore, greater discharges of border cell production may have the possible to stimulate plant growth and development to the highest degree, and to contribute a selective advantage in certain soil atmospheres. While border cells may offer an appropriate mechanism for compound distribution to soil, further deep-seated research works are necessary to characterize the metabolic and proteomic expression arrays in comparison to other root cells to grasp and capitalize on their unique attributes at species level.


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