spatial accommodation; intercellular communication; organ initiation; Arabidopsis thaliana; cell volume regulation; lateral roots; mechanical constraints
Nenadić Milica, Vermeer Joop E. M. (2021), Dynamic cytokinin signalling landscapes during lateral root formation in Arabidopsis, in Quantitative Plant Biology
, 2, e13-e13.
Ursache Robertas, De Jesus Vieira Teixeira Cristovāo, Dénervaud Tendon Valérie, Gully Kay, De Bellis Damien, Schmid-Siegert Emanuel, Grube Andersen Tonni, Shekhar Vinay, Calderon Sandra, Pradervand Sylvain, Nawrath Christiane, Geldner Niko, Vermeer Joop E. M. (2021), GDSL-domain proteins have key roles in suberin polymerization and degradation, in Nature Plants
, 7, 353-364.
Xiao Wei, Molina David, Wunderling Anna, Ripper Dagmar, Vermeer Joop E.M., Ragni Laura (2020), Pluripotent Pericycle Cells Trigger Different Growth Outputs by Integrating Developmental Cues into Distinct Regulatory Modules, in Current Biology
, 30(22), 4384-4398.e5.
Stöckle Dorothee, Vermeer Joop EM. (2020), Plant Biology: Journey to the Center of the Casparian Strip, in Current Biology
, 30(20), R1273-R1275.
Thellmann Martha, Andersen Tonni Grube, Vermeer Joop EM (2020), Translating Ribosome Affinity Purification (TRAP) to Investigate Arabidopsis thaliana Root Development at a Cell Type-Specific Scale, in Journal of Visualized Experiments
, (159), 1-15.
Tang Han, Duijts Kilian, Bezanilla Magdalena, Scheres Ben, Vermeer Joop E. M., Willemsen Viola (2019), Geometric cues forecast the switch from two‐ to three‐dimensional growth in Physcomitrella patens, in New Phytologist
Vilches Barro Amaya, Stöckle Dorothee, Thellmann Martha, Ruiz-Duarte Paola, Bald Lotte, Louveaux Marion, von Born Patrick, Denninger Philipp, Goh Tatsuaki, Fukaki Hidehiro, Vermeer Joop E.M., Maizel Alexis (2019), Cytoskeleton Dynamics Are Necessary for Early Events of Lateral Root Initiation in Arabidopsis, in Current Biology
Tang Han, de Keijzer Jeroen, Overdijk Elysa, Sweep Els, Steentjes Maikel, Vermeer Joop EM, Janson Marcel, Ketelaar Tijs (2019), Exocyst subunit Sec6 is positioned by microtubule overlaps in the moss phragmoplast prior to the arrival of cell plate membrane, in BioRxiv
Shekhar Vinay, Stӧckle Dorothee, Thellmann Martha, Vermeer Joop E.M. (2019), The role of plant root systems in evolutionary adaptation, in Grossniklaus Ueli (ed.), Elsevier, London, 55-80.
Orosa-Puente Beatriz, Leftley Nicola, von Wangenheim Daniel, Banda Jason, Srivastava Anjil K., Hill Kristine, Truskina Jekaterina, Bhosale Rahul, Morris Emily, Srivastava Moumita, Kümpers Britta, Goh Tatsuaki, Fukaki Hidehiro, Vermeer Joop E. M., Vernoux Teva, Dinneny José R., French Andrew P., Bishopp Anthony, Sadanandom Ari, Bennett Malcolm J. (2018), Root branching toward water involves posttranslational modification of transcription factor ARF7, in Science
, 362(6421), 1407-1410.
Andersen Tonni Grube, Naseer Sadaf, Ursache Robertas, Wybouw Brecht, Smet Wouter, De Rybel Bert, Vermeer Joop E. M., Geldner Niko (2018), Diffusible repression of cytokinin signalling produces endodermal symmetry and passage cells, in Nature
, 555(7697), 529-533.
Zhang Qianqian, van Wijk Ringo, Shahbaz Muhammad, Roels Wendy, Schooten Bas van, Vermeer Joop E M, Zarza Xavier, Guardia Aisha, Scuffi Denise, Garcï¿½a-Mata Carlos, Laha Debabrata, Williams Phoebe, Willems Leo A J, Ligterink Wilco, Hoffmann-Benning Susanne, Gillaspy Glenda, Schaaf Gabriel, Haring Michel A, Laxalt Ana M, Munnik Teun (2018), Arabidopsis Phospholipase C3 is Involved in Lateral Root Initiation and ABA Responses in Seed Germination and Stomatal Closure, in Plant and Cell Physiology
, 59(3), 469-486.
Grossman G, Krebs M, Maizel A, Stahl Y, Vermeer JE, OttT (2018), Green light for quantitative live-cell imaging in plants., in Journal of Cell Science
, 131(2), 1-14.
Stoeckle D, Thellmann M, Vermeer JEM (2017), Breakout - Lateral root emergence in Arabidopsis thaliana, in Current Opinion in Plant Biology
, 41, 67-72.
Gujas B, Cruz TMD, Kastanaki E, Vermeer JEM, Munnik T, Rodriguez-Villalon A (2017), Perturbing phosphoinositide homeostasis oppositely affects vascular differentiation in Arabidopsis thaliana roots., in Development
, 144(19), 3578-3589.
Vermeer Joop, van Wijk R, Goedhart J, Geldner N, Chory J, Gadella TWJ jr., Munnik T (2017), In Vivo Imaging of Diacylglycerol at the Cytoplasmic Leaflet of Plant Membranes, in Plant Cell and Physiology
, 58(7), 1196-1207.
Turgor-driven pressure of plant cells can be higher than that of a car tire. It puts tremendous forces onto cell walls and drives changes in cell shape. This has driven unique mechanisms to control organ formation in comparison to metazoans. The fascinating interplay between forces and local cellular reorganization is poorly understood. Growth of lateral roots is a prominent example of a developmental process in which mechanical forces are generated. Lateral roots grow from a single cell layer that resides deep within the primary root. On its way out, lateral roots grow through endodermal, cortical and epidermal cell layers. I recently demonstrated that endodermal cells actively accommodate lateral root formation. Responses include a dramatic volume loss and a controlled degradation of their lignin-based paracellular diffusion barrier. Interfering genetically with these accommodating responses in the endodermis completely blocks cell proliferation in the pericycle. The lateral root system provides a unique opportunity to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying spatial accommodation in plant development. I will combine genetic screens, state-of-the-art transcript profiling and advanced microscopy to identify the molecular players and mechanisms regulating spatial accommodation. Beyond its importance for lateral root formation, this research can provide fundamental new insights into many other developmental processes that heavily depend on spatial accommodation by surrounding tissue. These include the growth of pollen tubes and infection threads, the development of sclerenchyma fibre cells or the intracellular accommodation of symbionts.