Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2015, Vol. 50 ›› Issue (6): 768-778.DOI: 10.11983/CBB14168

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Progress in Biosynthetic Pathways of Brassinosteroids

Hongyan Ren, Li Wang, Qingxiu Ma, Guang Wu*   

  1. College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710069, China
  • Received:2014-09-11 Accepted:2015-03-20 Online:2015-11-01 Published:2015-09-06
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    ? These authors contributed equally to this paper

Abstract: Brassinosteroids (BRs) play an important role in the progress of plant growth and development. This paper introduces the structure of BRs and how to study the biosynthetic pathway, then describes methods for biological and chemical detection. Finally, we detail the early C-6 oxidation pathway, the late C-6 oxidation pathway and the early C-22, C-23 hydroxylation pathway, their regulation and progress in the identification of BR-deficient mutants and enzymes for BR biosynthesis.