The specialized root epidermis cells of higher plants produce long, tubular outgrowths called root hairs. Root hairs play an important role in nutrient and water uptake and they serve as a valuable model in
studies of plant cell
morphogenesis. More than 1,300 articles that describe the biological processes of these unique cells have been published to date. As new fields of root hair research are emerging, the number of new papers published each year and the
volumes of new relevant data are continuously increasing. Therefore, there is a general need to facilitate studies on root hair biology by collecting, presenting and sharing the available information in a systematic, curated manner.
Consequently, we present the comprehensive database of root hair genomics information, iRootHair, to assist in the study of root hair development and system biology
The iRootHair database hosts a large volume of available
information about the genomics of root hair morphogenesis. In order to facilitate its use, the iRH is subdivided into interrelated, searchable main sections that describe:
of root hair formation, root hair
The database also integrates bioinformatic
focus on sequence identification and annotation as well as useful external
strategies can be used to identify the particular genes of interest or a broader set of information about root hair genomics.
If you would like to participate in improving the iRootHair database, want to share your results, add a new gene or simple make a comment, please
directly or use
data submission tool