Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2018, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (1): 17-26.DOI: 10.11983/CBB17135

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Auxin Regulates Plant Growth and Development by Mediating Various Environmental Cues

Guangchao Liu , Zhaojun Ding*()   

  1. The Key Laboratory of Plant Cell Engineering and Germplasm Innovation, Ministry of Education, College of Life Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
  • Received:2017-07-23 Accepted:2017-11-08 Online:2018-01-01 Published:2018-01-10
  • Contact: Zhaojun Ding

Abstract: Because plants are sessile and photo-autotrophic, they must adapt to the surrounding environment. Auxin is one of the most important plant hormones essential for plant growth and development. Recently, auxin was found to regulate plant growth by responding to endogenous developmental signals and by mediating various environmental cues. In this review, we focus on how auxin regulates plant growth by mediating various environmental cues such as light, temperature, gravity, nutrient element and metal ion signals.

Key words: auxin, environment cues, growth and development