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Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2010 Jun;17(6):642-5. doi: 10.1038/nsmb0610-642.

Unraveling the paradoxes of plant hormone signaling integration.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Plant Biology Laboratory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, USA.

Abstract

Plant hormones play a major role in plant growth and development. They affect similar processes but, paradoxically, their signaling pathways act nonredundantly. Hormone signals are integrated at the gene-network level rather than by cross-talk during signal transduction. In contrast to hormone-hormone integration, recent data suggest that light and plant hormone pathways share common signaling components, which allows photoreceptors to influence the growth program. We propose a role for the plant hormone auxin as an integrator of the activities of multiple plant hormones to control plant growth in response to the environment.

PMID:
20520656
PMCID:
PMC3166629
DOI:
10.1038/nsmb0610-642
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