Lucas and Song have continued working with the idea that the outer apoplastic barriers in roots can act a jack of all trades. In this paper, they show that the barrier most likely delays wilting responses of plants which have been raised in conditions where they form the inducible outer apoplastic barriers.
The work has mainly been conducted here in Copenhagen, where we collaborated with Fulai Liu at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. However, the paper also includes data from Lucas’ visit to Trieste and Udine in Italy, where he worked with Andrea Nardini, Martina Tomasella and Elisa Pellegrini.
Lucas and Song share the prestigious position as first authors as they both contributed significantly to the experimental and analytical work.
The paper is Open Access and can be accessed from Springer via this link https://rdcu.be/dolDo
Histochemical staining for ligning (above) and suberin (below) in roots of rice raised in different growth conditions.