Special Issue "Advances in Auxin Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2020).
Interests: plant development; seed development; auxin production; abiotic stress
Interests: vesicular trafficking; auxin signaling; cellular stress response
Phytohormones are endogenous molecules occurring naturally in plants at minute concentrations. They act as signalling compounds that promote and influence plant development and physiology. Auxin has been identified as a plant growth hormone for its ability to stimulate differential growth in response to gravity or light cues. It is involved in a wide variety of biological mechanisms. It includes basic cellular processes (endocytosis, cell polarity, and cell cycle control) for localized responses (cell elongation and differential growth). Therefore, auxin regulates macroscopic phenomena (embryogenesis, tissue patterning, and de novo formation of organs).
The effect of auxin on plant growth and development depends primarily on its amount and distribution in organs and tissues. This regulation is implemented on at least four functional levels: hormone biosynthesis; its metabolism, especially the formation and hydrolysis of conjugates; its active or passive transport; and the perception and processing of auxin signalling by nuclear protein receptors.
The cellular and tissular sensitivities to the auxin signals, as well as extraordinary self-organizing and self-regulating properties of auxin biology, are further translated to the plant phenotypes and give important impulses for flexible plant development.
Even though the history of auxin research reaches back more than a hundred years, we are still far from having a comprehensive understanding of how auxin governs a wide range of plant responses. Therefore, with this Special Issue we want to give you the opportunity to contribute research articles or reviews concerning any of the auxin-related aspects mentioned above.
Dr. Helene Robert Boisivon
Dr. Marta Zwiewka
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- auxin metabolism
- auxin signalling
- polar auxin transport
- auxin biosynthesis