Gene Symbol: MRH2
Description: Armadillo/beta-catenin repeat family protein / kinesin motor family protein
Alias: ARK1, ARMADILLO REPEAT-CONTAINING KINESIN 1, Arabidopsis thaliana KINESIN Ungrouped clade, AtKINUc, CA-ROP2 ENHANCER 1, CAE1, MORPHOGENESIS OF ROOT HAIR 2, gene A, Armadillo/beta-catenin repeat family protein / kinesin motor family protein
Species: thale cress

Top Publications

  1. Jones M, Raymond M, Smirnoff N. Analysis of the root-hair morphogenesis transcriptome reveals the molecular identity of six genes with roles in root-hair development in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2006;45:83-100 pubmed
  2. Rishmawi L, Sun H, Schneeberger K, Hülskamp M, Schrader A. Rapid identification of a natural knockout allele of ARMADILLO REPEAT-CONTAINING KINESIN1 that causes root hair branching by mapping-by-sequencing. Plant Physiol. 2014;166:1280-7 pubmed publisher
  3. Yang G, Gao P, Zhang H, Huang S, Zheng Z. A mutation in MRH2 kinesin enhances the root hair tip growth defect caused by constitutively activated ROP2 small GTPase in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE. 2007;2:e1074 pubmed
    ..CAE1 encodes the root hair growth-related, ARM domain-containing kinesin-like protein MRH2 (and thus cae1-1 was renamed to mrh2-3)...
  4. Yoo C, Wen J, Motes C, Sparks J, Blancaflor E. A class I ADP-ribosylation factor GTPase-activating protein is critical for maintaining directional root hair growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2008;147:1659-74 pubmed publisher
    ..distribution in root hairs of agd1 partially resembled that of mutants in an armadillo repeat-containing kinesin (ARK1). Root hairs of double agd1 ark1 mutants were more severely deformed compared with single mutants...
  5. Eng R, Wasteneys G. The microtubule plus-end tracking protein ARMADILLO-REPEAT KINESIN1 promotes microtubule catastrophe in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2014;26:3372-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that Arabidopsis thaliana ARMADILLO-REPEAT KINESIN1 (ARK1) plays a key role in root hair tip growth by promoting microtubule catastrophe events...
  6. Sakai T, Honing H, Nishioka M, Uehara Y, Takahashi M, Fujisawa N, et al. Armadillo repeat-containing kinesins and a NIMA-related kinase are required for epidermal-cell morphogenesis in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2008;53:157-71 pubmed, we demonstrate that an armadillo repeat-containing kinesin-related protein, ARMADILLO REPEAT KINESIN1 (ARK1), is involved in root-hair morphogenesis...