SABRE is required for stabilization of root hair patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana
2015 (English)In: Physiologia Plantarum: An International Journal for Plant Biology, ISSN 0031-9317, E-ISSN 1399-3054, Vol. 153, no 3, 440-453 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Patterned differentiation of distinct cell types is essential for the development of multicellular organisms. The root epidermis of Arabidopsis thaliana is composed of alternating files of root hair and non-hair cells and represents a model system for studying the control of cell-fate acquisition. Epidermal cell fate is regulated by a network of genes that translate positional information from the underlying cortical cell layer into a specific pattern of differentiated cells. While much is known about the genes of this network, new players continue to be discovered. Here we show that the SABRE (SAB) gene, known to mediate microtubule organization, anisotropic cell growth and planar polarity, has an effect on root epidermal hair cell patterning. Loss of SAB function results in ectopic root hair formation and destabilizes the expression of cell fate and differentiation markers in the root epidermis, including expression of the WEREWOLF (WER) and GLABRA2 (GL2) genes. Double mutant analysis reveal that wer and caprice (cpc) mutants, defective in core components of the epidermal patterning pathway, genetically interact with sab. This suggests that SAB may act on epidermal patterning upstream of WER and CPC. Hence, we provide evidence for a role of SAB in root epidermal patterning by affecting cell-fate stabilization. Our work opens the door for future studies addressing SAB-dependent functions of the cytoskeleton during root epidermal patterning.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 153, no 3, 440-453 p.
Developmental Biology Cell Biology
Research subject Developmental Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87837DOI: 10.1111/ppl.12257ISI: 000349969500009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-87837DiVA: diva2:711981
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2009-4846
Originally published in manuscript form.2014-04-112014-04-112015-11-06Bibliographically approved