Control of endogenous auxin levels in plant root development Journal Article

Author(s): Olatunji, Damilola; Geelen, Danny; Verstraeten, Inge
Article Title: Control of endogenous auxin levels in plant root development
Abstract: In this review, we summarize the different biosynthesis-related pathways that contribute to the regulation of endogenous auxin in plants. We demonstrate that all known genes involved in auxin biosynthesis also have a role in root formation, from the initiation of a root meristem during embryogenesis to the generation of a functional root system with a primary root, secondary lateral root branches and adventitious roots. Furthermore, the versatile adaptation of root development in response to environmental challenges is mediated by both local and distant control of auxin biosynthesis. In conclusion, auxin homeostasis mediated by spatial and temporal regulation of auxin biosynthesis plays a central role in determining root architecture.
Keywords: Root development; Auxin biosynthesis; metabolism; conjugation
Journal Title: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume: 18
Issue 12
ISSN: 16616596
Publisher: MDPI AG  
Date Published: 2017-12-01
Start Page: Article number: 2587
Copyright Statement: CC BY
DOI: 10.3390/ijms18122587
Open access: yes (OA journal)