Publication
Title
The role of brassinosteroids in shoot gravitropism
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Abstract
In the current model of gravitropism, negative gravitropic (upward) growth of the shoot of a dicotyledonous plant involves sedimentation of starch-containing plastids (statoliths) in the endodermis (starch sheath). Here we show that high levels of brassinosteroids (BRs) counteract gravitropic growth, while BR deficiency enhances gravitropism irrespective of the presence of a functional starch sheath. These data support a role for BRs as negative regulators of the shoot graviresponse.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Plant physiology. - Rockville, Md
Publication
Rockville, Md : 2011
ISSN
0032-0889
Volume/pages
156:3(2011), p. 1331-1336
ISI
000292294100031
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 23.06.2011
Last edited 21.09.2017
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