Trichome, a Functional Diversity Phenotype in PlantKaizhuan Xiao1,2,3, Xiaohui Mao2,3,4*, Yuelong Lin1,2,3, Huibin Xu2,3, Yonsheng Zhu2,3, Qiuhua Cai2,3, Huaan Xie1,2,3,4 and Jianfu Zhang1,2,3,4*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jianfu Zhang
Rice REsearch Institute, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Fuzhou 350003, Fujian, China
E-mail: [email protected]
- Huaan Xie
Rcie Research Institute Fujian
Academy of Agricultural Sciences Fuzhou 350003.
Received date: January 11, 2017; Accepted date: December 23, 2016; Published date: December 31, 2016
Citation: Xiao K, Mao X, Lin Y, Xu H, Zhu Y, et al. (2017) Trichome, a Functional Diversity Phenotype in Plant. Mol Biol 6:183. doi:10.4172/2168-9547.1000183
Copyright: © 2017 Xiao K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Trichomes play a very important role in the process of evolution for plant which are epidermal appendages covering the surface of plants. In this paper, some progress concerning the genes responsible for trichome formation is presented for monocots and dicotyledons plants. Meanwhile, the special structures and physiological functions of trichome are briefly introduced, such as reflectance, energy balance, ultraviolet protection, drought resistance, gas exchange, insect resistance and disease resistance. The review provides a theoretical basis for the further study of other trichome related traits in plants.