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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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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
Additional Information: Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 04:53
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:27
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