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Trends Plant Sci. 2016 Jun;21(6):516-527. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2015.12.004. Epub 2016 Jan 15.

Understanding CrRLK1L Function: Cell Walls and Growth Control.

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1
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, DK-1871 Frederiksberg, Denmark.
2
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, DK-1871 Frederiksberg, Denmark. Electronic address: fgm@plen.ku.dk.

Abstract

To develop successfully in an ever-changing environment, it is essential for plants to monitor and control their growth. Therefore, cell expansion is carefully regulated to establish correct cell shape and size. In this review, we explore the role of the Catharanthus roseus receptor-like kinase (CrRLK1L) subfamily as regulators of cell expansion. Recently, the downstream signalling events of individual CrRLK1L pathways were discovered, implicating known modulators of cell expansion, such as reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, Ca(2+) dynamics, and exocytosis of cell wall material. Based on these intriguing new insights, we propose a model for a common pathway of CrRLK1L signalling that enables spatial and temporal control of cell wall extensibility throughout the plant.

KEYWORDS:

Cell elongation; CrRLK1L; Receptor-like kinase; cell wall; growth control

PMID:
26778775
DOI:
10.1016/j.tplants.2015.12.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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