Live cell imaging of arabidopsis root hairs

Tijs Ketelaar*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Root hairs are tubular extensions from the root surface that expand by tip growth. This highly focused type of cell expansion, combined with position of root hairs on the surface of the root, makes them ideal cells for microscopic observation. This chapter describes the method that is routinely used in our laboratory for live cell imaging of Arabidopsis root hairs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
Subtitle of host publicationProtocol
EditorsF. Cvrcková, V. Zárský
Place of PublicationHertfordshire
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781493994694
ISBN (Print)9781493994687
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2019

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Biofoil sandwich
  • Cell growth
  • Live cell imaging
  • Microscopy
  • Root hair
  • Tip growth

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