Our work currently focuses on the development and function of stem-borne roots of maize and sorghum, called brace roots. Brace roots, as predicted by their name, are suggested to play an important role in structural stability. However, we know very little about these roots – their function, development, or response to the environment.

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Brace Root Development

Brace Root Function

Environmental Modulation of Root Development and Function