Special Issue "Auxin Signaling, Transport, and Metabolism"


A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yunde Zhao
Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0116, USA
Website: http://biology.ucsd.edu/faculty/zhao.html
E-Mail: yundezhao@ucsd.edu
Phone: +1-858-822-2670
Fax: +1-858-534-7108
Interests: auxin; Arabidopsis; plant hormones; plant development; signal transduction; genetics; enzymology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Auxin is an essential hormone for almost every aspect of plant growth and development. Much progress has been made in the field of auxin biology in the past few years. The main pathways / genes responsible for auxin biosynthesis, conjugation, transport, and signaling have been discovered using genetic, molecular, and biochemical approaches in Arabidopsis. For auxin signaling, it appears that there are two separate pathways that regulate transcriptional and non-transcriptional auxin signaling. The recent identification of a complete auxin biosynthesis pathway provides tools for manipulating auxin levels in plants with spatial and temporal precision. Despite of the progresses, it is still far from clear how plants integrate auxin biosynthesis, metabolism, and transport to create auxin gradients for plant developmental processes.

This Special Issue hopes to highlight the recent development in auxin biology. Contributions related to auxin biosynthesis, conjugation, metabolism, transport, and signaling are welcome. Studies addressing the fundamental mechanisms by which auxin controls plant growth and development are also appropriate. Development of tools for auxin research and application of auxin biology in agriculture will be considered as well.

Prof. Dr. Yunde Zhao
Guest Editor


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  • auxin
  • polar auxin transport
  • auxin biosynthesis
  • auxin signaling
  • GH3
  • auxin conjugates
  • root development
  • vascular patterning
  • auxin gradient
  • embryogenesis

Published Papers (5 papers)

by , , , , , ,  and
Plants 2013, 2(4), 726-749; doi:10.3390/plants2040726
Received: 16 September 2013; in revised form: 17 October 2013 / Accepted: 18 November 2013 / Published: 27 November 2013
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by  and
Plants 2014, 3(1), 58-69; doi:10.3390/plants3010058
Received: 3 December 2013; in revised form: 20 December 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2014 / Published: 27 January 2014
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by , , ,  and
Plants 2014, 3(1), 95-112; doi:10.3390/plants3010095
Received: 29 September 2013; in revised form: 13 January 2014 / Accepted: 15 January 2014 / Published: 7 February 2014
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by , ,  and
Plants 2014, 3(2), 251-265; doi:10.3390/plants3020251
Received: 13 January 2014; in revised form: 6 April 2014 / Accepted: 23 April 2014 / Published: 30 April 2014
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by , , , , ,  and
Plants 2014, 3(3), 324-347; doi:10.3390/plants3030324
Received: 6 February 2014; in revised form: 23 July 2014 / Accepted: 30 July 2014 / Published: 7 August 2014
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Last update: 15 April 2013

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