Journal Article

Brassinosteroid actions in plants

Jianming Li and Joanne Chory

in Journal of Experimental Botany

Published on behalf of Society for Experimental Biology

Volume 50, issue 332, pages 275-282
Published in print March 1999 | ISSN: 0022-0957
Published online March 1999 | e-ISSN: 1460-2431 | DOI:
Brassinosteroid actions in plants

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Recent studies on dwarf mutants of Arabidopsis, tomato and pea have provided convincing evidence that brassinosteroids are a unique class of plant hormones that are essential for normal plant growth. Detailed metabolic analyses of these mutants, coupled with thorough molecular and biochemical studies of their corresponding genes and gene products, are essential for a better understanding of brassinosteroid biosynthesis and its regulation. Molecular and genetic approaches have been undertaken to dissect the brassinosteroid signalling pathway, leading to the identification of a putative brassinosteroid receptor and a few brassinosteroid-response genes. Further studies should expand our knowledge on how brassinosteroids are perceived and transduced to regulate plant development.

Keywords: Brassinosteroid; biosynthesis; signal transduction; dwarf; receptor kinase

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Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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