Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

GLOBAL: Plant biomass largest renewable resource

University World News
03 July 2011
Issue: 178

An international multidisciplinary team of researchers from Argentina, Australia, the US, Denmark and Brazil have uncovered the key steps for controlling plant growth. The team has shown how the assembly of components of the plant cell wall regulates growth of root hairs.

Root hairs are important structures that allow plants to absorb essential nutrients and water from the soil. The research will assist in contributing to the sustainability of plant-based industries such as agriculture, horticulture and forestry.

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