Auxin biosynthesis and storage forms.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

The plant hormone auxin drives plant growth and morphogenesis. The levels and distribution of the active auxin indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) are tightly controlled through synthesis, inactivation, and transport. Many auxin precursors and modified auxin forms, used to regulate auxin homeostasis, have been identified; however, very little is known about the integration of multiple auxin biosynthesis and inactivation pathways. This review discusses the many ways auxin levels are regulated through biosynthesis, storage forms, and inactivation, and the potential roles modified auxins play in regulating the bioactive pool of auxin to affect plant growth and development.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Korasick, DA; Enders, TA; Strader, LC

Published Date

  • June 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 2541 - 2555

PubMed ID

  • 23580748

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3695655

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1460-2431

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0957

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jxb/ert080


  • eng