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Special Issue "ROS in Plant Cell Polar Growth"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Plant Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 415

Special Issue Editors

Département de Biologie Moléculaire Végétale, Université de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Suisse
Interests: cell wall; pollen; growth; signalling; development; biochemistry; plant reproduction
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Laboratoire de Recherche en Sciences Végétales, UPS, UMR 5546, Université de Toulouse, Castanet-Tolosan, France
Interests: plant; development; evolution; terrestrialisation; cell wall; peroxidase; reactive oxygen species

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue “ROS in Plant Cell Polar Growth” will cover a selection of recent research topics in the field of polar growth in plant cells using root hairs, rhizoids and pollen tube as models. Experimental papers, review articles, and commentaries are welcome.

Polarity is a fundamental feature of cellular expansion, division, differentiation, and morphogenesis. In plants, it is present in a wide array of developmental processes such as the tip growth in root hairs and pollen tubes, the diffuse growth in the leaf epidermal pavement cells, and the anisotropic cell expansion and asymmetric division of meristematic and stomatal lineage cells.

The establishment of cellular polarity requires the deformation and stretching of the primary cell wall and the asymmetrical distribution of molecules, organelles, and cytoskeletal elements along an axis. This growth pattern is governed by a myriad of endogenous cues such as hormonal (auxin and ethylene), Ca2+, and ROS signaling. It is also influenced by nutrient availability, water status, and small attractant peptides.

This Special Issue aims to focus on the molecular mechanisms that guide polar growth and the structural and morphological changes that establish cellular polarity in plants.

Prof. Dr. Dunand Christophe
Dr. Steven Moussu
Guest Editors

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  • cell wall plasticity
  • polar growth
  • pollen tube
  • reactive oxygen species
  • root hair
  • tip growth

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