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Konstantinova, N; Korbei, B; Luschnig, C.
(2021): Auxin and Root Gravitropism: Addressing Basic Cellular Processes by Exploiting a Defined Growth Response
INT J MOL SCI. 2021; 22(5), 2749 FullText FullText_BOKU

Root architecture and growth are decisive for crop performance and yield, and thus a highly topical research field in plant sciences. The root system of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana is the ideal system to obtain insights into fundamental key parameters and molecular players involved in underlying regulatory circuits of root growth, particularly in responses to environmental stimuli. Root gravitropism, directional growth along the gravity, in particular represents a highly sensitive readout, suitable to study adjustments in polar auxin transport and to identify molecular determinants involved. This review strives to summarize and give an overview into the function of PIN-FORMED auxin transport proteins, emphasizing on their sorting and polarity control. As there already is an abundance of information, the focus lies in integrating this wealth of information on mechanisms and pathways. This overview of a highly dynamic and complex field highlights recent developments in understanding the role of auxin in higher plants. Specifically, it exemplifies, how analysis of a single, defined growth response contributes to our understanding of basic cellular processes in general.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Konstantinova Nataliia
Korbei Barbara
Luschnig Christian

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