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Reassessing the role of YUCCAs in auxin biosynthesis


Ross, JJ and Tivendale, ND and Reid, JB and Davies, NW and Molesworth, PP and Lowe, EK and Smith, JA and Davidson, SE, Reassessing the role of YUCCAs in auxin biosynthesis, Plant Signaling & Behavior , 6, (3) pp. 437-439. ISSN 1559-2316 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.4161/psb.6.3.14450


It is remarkable that although auxin was the first growth-promoting plant hormone to be discovered, and although more researchers work on this hormone than on any other, we cannot be definitive about the pathways of auxin synthesis in plants. In 2001, there appeared to be a dramatic development in this field, with the announcement of a new gene,1 and a new intermediate, purportedly from the tryptamine pathway for converting tryptophan to the main endogenous auxin, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA). Recently, however, we presented evidence challenging the original and subsequent identifications of the intermediate concerned.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Horticultural crops not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ross, JJ (Associate Professor John Ross)
UTAS Author:Tivendale, ND (Mr Nathan Tivendale)
UTAS Author:Reid, JB (Professor Jim Reid)
UTAS Author:Davies, NW (Associate Professor Noel Davies)
UTAS Author:Molesworth, PP (Dr Peter Molesworth)
UTAS Author:Lowe, EK (Mr Edwin Lowe)
UTAS Author:Smith, JA (Mr John Smith)
UTAS Author:Davidson, SE (Dr Sandra Davidson)
ID Code:71970
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2011-08-17
Last Modified:2017-12-07

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