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Root hydrotropism is controlled via a cortex-specific growth mechanism (2017)
Journal Article
Dietrich, D., Pang, L., Kobayashi, A., Fozard, J. A., Boudolf, V., Bhosale, R., …Bennett, M. J. (in press). Root hydrotropism is controlled via a cortex-specific growth mechanism. Nature Plants, 3, doi:10.1038/nplants.2017.57. ISSN 2055-026X

Plants can acclimate by using tropisms to link the direction of growth to environmental conditions. Hydrotropism allows roots to forage for water, a process known to depend on abscisic acid (ABA) but whose molecular and cellular basis remains unclear... Read More

Hydrotropism: analysis of the root response to a moisture gradient (2016)
Journal Article
Antoni, R., Dietrich, D., Bennett, M. J., & Rodriguez, P. L. (2016). Hydrotropism: analysis of the root response to a moisture gradient. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1398, doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-3356-3_1. ISSN 1940-6029

Hydrotropism is a genuine response of roots to a moisture gradient to avoid drought. An experimental system for the induction of hydrotropic root response in petri dishes was designed by pioneering groups in the field. This system uses split agar pla... Read More