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Reassessing the role of YUCCAs in auxin biosynthesis

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

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Plant Signaling & Behavior
Page Range: pp. 437-439
ISSN: 1559-2316
Identification Number - DOI: 10.4161/psb.6.3.14450
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Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 04:53
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:27
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