Volume 92 Issue 7 | p. 33 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 17, 2014

Plant Growth Regulator Hitches A Protein Ride

Researchers discover how an important hormone gets from the root system to growing stems
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Environmental SCENE
Keywords: plant, hormone, growth regulator, cytokinins

Plant shoots get their directive to grow and branch from a family of hormones called cytokinins that are produced in the root system. How these chemical messages make that journey has been a mystery. A team of researchers led by Chang-Jun Liu of Brookhaven National Laboratory has now discovered a transport protein called ABCG14 that’s responsible for relaying the messages (Nat. Commun. 2014, DOI: "; $("#ERA_RC").html(contextualDefault); } }); var era_rc1 = {StyleId: '1',ERADomain: 'cen.firstlightera.com'};


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