Mutant Series: WEREWOLF (WER)
In the last post, we talked about a mutant which is unable to form root hair. In contrast, we will go through a mutant which produces too many root hairs.
he WER gene encodes a typical MYB-type transcription factor and expresses in non-hair cells. Due to wer-1 mutant, non-hair cells lost its positional fate and produce root hairs.
Advance readers may follow the article below for the details about root hair development: