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The shifting paradigms of auxin biosynthesis


Tivendale, ND and Ross, JJ and Cohen, JD, The shifting paradigms of auxin biosynthesis, Trends in Plant Science, 19, (1) pp. 44-51. ISSN 1360-1385 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2013.09.012


Auxins are an important group of hormones found in all land plants and several soil-dwelling microbes. Although auxin was the first phytohormone identified, its biosynthesis remained unclear until recently. In the past few years, our understanding of auxin biosynthesis has improved dramatically, to the stage where many believe there is a single predominant pathway in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana L.). However, there is still uncertainty over the applicability of these findings to other plant species. Indeed, it appears that in certain organs of some species, other pathways can operate. Here we review the key advances that have led to our current understanding of auxin biosynthesis and its many proposed pathways.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:auxin biosynthesis
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:Field grown vegetable crops
UTAS Author:Ross, JJ (Associate Professor John Ross)
ID Code:93018
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:103
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2014-07-07
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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