Summary: Hair-like extensions on specialized epidermal surfaces of plants which protect against damage from insects, animals, light degradation and fungal infection. Trichomes may also occur on certain unicellular EUKARYOTES.

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  1. Akhtar M, Qamar N, Yadav P, Kulkarni P, Kumar A, Shasany A. Comparative glandular trichome transcriptome-based gene characterization reveals reasons for differential (-)-menthol biosynthesis in Mentha species. Physiol Plant. 2017;160:128-141 pubmed publisher
    ..Several genes for high value minor monoterpenes could also be identified from the transcriptome data...
  2. Tominaga Wada R, Kurata T, Wada T. Localization of the CAPRICE-ENHANCER OF TRY AND CPC1 chimera protein in Arabidopsis root epidermis. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2017;81:1762-1767 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results indicate that the addition of the S1 sequence was not sufficient for ETC1 to acquire cell-to-cell movement ability. ..
  3. Colombo P, Flamini G, Rodondi G, Giuliani C, Santagostini L, Fico G. Phytochemistry of European Primula species. Phytochemistry. 2017;143:132-144 pubmed publisher
    ..Only a few authors have documented the morphology and function of glandular trichomes in relation to the production of flavonoids and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...
  4. Jin J, Panicker D, Wang Q, Kim M, Liu J, Yin J, et al. Next generation sequencing unravels the biosynthetic ability of spearmint (Mentha spicata) peltate glandular trichomes through comparative transcriptomics. BMC Plant Biol. 2014;14:292 pubmed publisher
    Plant glandular trichomes are chemical factories with specialized metabolic capabilities to produce diverse compounds...
  5. Ren H, Dang X, Cai X, Yu P, Li Y, Zhang S, et al. Spatio-temporal orientation of microtubules controls conical cell shape in Arabidopsis thaliana petals. PLoS Genet. 2017;13:e1006851 pubmed publisher
    ..actin cap, which is a typical feature of several plant epidermal cell types including root hairs and leaf trichomes, was not observed in the growth apexes of conical cells during cell development...
  6. Yin X, Cui Y, Wang M, Xia X. Overexpression of a novel MYB-related transcription factor, OsMYBR1, confers improved drought tolerance and decreased ABA sensitivity in rice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2017;490:1355-1361 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results provide evidence that OsMYBR1 is involved in mediating plant responses to ABA and drought. ..