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Border cells versus border-like cells: are they alike?

Abstract : Roots of many plants are known to produce large numbers of ‘border’ cells that play a central role in root protection and the interaction of the root with the rhizosphere. Unlike border cells, border-like cells were described only recently in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and other Brassicaceae species and very little is known about the functional properties of border-like cells as compared with ‘classical’ border cells. To stimulate discussion and future research on this topic, the function of border cells and the way border-like cells are organized, maintained, and possibly involved in plant protection is discussed here.
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Azeddine Driouich, Caroline Durand, Marc-Antoine Cannesan, Giuseppe Percoco, Maïté Vicré-Gibouin. Border cells versus border-like cells: are they alike?. Journal of Experimental Botany, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2010, 61 (14), pp.3827 - 3831. ⟨10.1093/jxb/erq216⟩. ⟨hal-01848393⟩



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