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Reassessing the role of YUCCAs in auxin biosynthesis


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Ross, JJ, Tivendale, ND, Reid, JB, Davies, NW, Molesworth, PP, Lowe, EK, Smith, JA and Davidson, SE 2011 , 'Reassessing the role of YUCCAs in auxin biosynthesis' , Plant Signaling & Behavior, vol. 6, no. 3 , pp. 437-439 , doi: 10.4161/psb.6.3.14450.

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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

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Ross, JJ and Tivendale, ND and Reid, JB and Davies, NW and Molesworth, PP and Lowe, EK and Smith, JA and Davidson, SE
Journal or Publication Title: Plant Signaling & Behavior
ISSN: 1559-2316
DOI / ID Number: 10.4161/psb.6.3.14450
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