- freely available
Cellular Auxin Transport in Algae
AbstractThe phytohormone auxin is one of the main directors of plant growth and development. In higher plants, auxin is generated in apical plant parts and transported from cell-to-cell in a polar fashion. Auxin is present in all plant phyla, and the existence of polar auxin transport (PAT) is well established in land plants. Algae are a group of relatively simple, autotrophic, photosynthetic organisms that share many features with land plants. In particular, Charophyceae (a taxon of green algae) are closest ancestors of land plants. In the study of auxin function, transport and its evolution, the algae form an interesting research target. Recently, proof for polar auxin transport in Chara species was published and auxin related research in algae gained more attention. In this review we discuss auxin transport in algae with respect to land plants and suggest directions for future studies.
Share & Cite This Article
Export to BibTeX | EndNote
MDPI and ACS Style
Zhang, S.; van Duijn, B. Cellular Auxin Transport in Algae. Plants 2014, 3, 58-69.View more citation formats
Zhang S, van Duijn B. Cellular Auxin Transport in Algae. Plants. 2014; 3(1):58-69.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Suyun; van Duijn, Bert. 2014. "Cellular Auxin Transport in Algae." Plants 3, no. 1: 58-69.