The Molecular Biology of Plant Hormones

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  Harry Klee
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HOS 5306 Papers

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Dharmasiri, N; Dharmasiri, S; Estelle, M. 2005. The F-box protein TIR1 is an auxin receptor. NATURE 435: 441-445.

Kepinski, S; Leyser, O. 2005. The Arabidopsis F-box protein TIR1 is an auxin receptor. NATURE 435: 446-451.

Stepanova, AN; Robertson-Hoyt, J; Yun, J, et al. 2008. TAA1-mediated auxin biosynthesis is essential for hormone crosstalk and plant development. CELL 133: 177-191.


Kurakawa, T; Ueda, N; Maekawa, M, et al. 2007. Direct control of shoot meristem activity by a cytokinin-activating enzyme. NATURE 445: 652-655.

Leibfried A, To JPC, Busch W, Stehling S, Kehle A, Demar M, Kieber JJ, Lohmann JU. 2005. WUSCHEL controls meristem function by direct regulation of cytokinin-inducible response regulators. NATURE 438: 1172-1175.

Riefler M, Novak O, Strnad M, Schmulling T. 2006. Arabidopsis cytokinin receptor mutants reveal functions in shoot growth, leaf senescence, seed size, germination, root development, and cytokinin metabolism. PLANT CELL 18: 40-54.


Ma, Y; Szostkiewicz, I; Korte, A, et al. 2009. Regulators of PP2C Phosphatase Activity Function as Abscisic Acid Sensors. SCIENCE 324: 1064-1068.

Park, SY; Fung, P; Nishimura, N, et al. 2009. Abscisic Acid Inhibits Type 2C Protein Phosphatases via the PYR/PYL Family of START Proteins. SCIENCE 324: 1068-1071.

Santiago, J; Dupeux, F; Round, A, et al. 2009. The abscisic acid receptor PYR1 in complex with abscisic acid. NATURE 462: 665-668.


Roman,G; Lubarsky, B; Kieber, J; Rothenberg, M; Ecker, J. 1995. Genetic analysis of ethylene signal transduction in Arabidopsis thaliana: Five novel mutant loci integrated into a stress response pathway. GENETICS 139: 1393-1409.

Sisler, EC; Alwan, T; Goren, R; Serek, M; Apelbaum, A. 2003. 1-substituted cyclopropenes: Effective blocking agents for ethylene action in plants. PLANT GROWTH REGULATION 40: 223-228.

Gibberellic Acid

Achard, P; Cheng, H; De Grauwe, L; et al. 2006. Integration of plant responses to environmentally activated phytohormonal signals. SCIENCE 311: 91-94.


Booker, J; Auldridge, M; Wills, S, et al. 2004. MAX3/CCD7 is a carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase required for the synthesis of a novel plant signaling molecule. CURRENT BIOLOGY 14: 1232-1238.

Gomez-Roldan, V; Fermas, S; Brewer, PB, et al. 2008. Strigolactone inhibition of shoot branching. NATURE 455: 189-194.

Umehara, M; Hanada, A; Yoshida, S, et al. 2008. Inhibition of shoot branching by new terpenoid plant hormones. NATURE 455: 195-200.

Hormone Interactions

Rayapuram, C; Baldwin, IT. 2007. Increased SA in NPR1-silenced plants antagonizes JA and JA-dependent direct and indirect defenses in herbivore-attacked Nicotiana attenuata in nature. THE PLANT JOURNAL 52: 700-715.

Dello Ioio, R; Nakamura, K; Moubayidin, L, et al. 2008. A Genetic Framework for the Control of Cell Division and Differentiation in the Root Meristem. SCIENCE 322: 1380-1384.

Goda H, Sasaki E, Akiyama K, et al. 2008. The AtGenExpress hormone and chemical treatment data set: experimental design, data evaluation, model data analysis and data access. PLANT JOURNAL 55: 526-542.

Ruzicka K, Simaskova M, Duclercq J, et al. 2009. Cytokinin regulates root meristem activity via modulation of the polar auxin transport. PROC. NAT. ACAD. SCI. USA 106: 4284-4289.

Student Presentaions

Abramovitch RB, Kim1 Y-J, Chen S, et al. 2003. Pseudomonas type III effector AvrPtoB induces plant disease susceptibility by inhibition of host programmed cell death. EMBO J. 22: 60-69.

Wang K, Jin P, Cao S, et al. 2009. Methyl Jasmonate Reduces Decay and Enhances Antioxidant Capacity in Chinese Bayberries. J. AGRIC. FOOD CHEM. 57: 5809-5815.

Werbrouck, SPO, Strnad M, Van Onckelen HA, et al. 1996. Meta-topolin, an alternative to benzyladenine in tissue culture? PHYSIOLOGIA PLANTARUM. 98: 291-297.

Werbrouck, SPO, van der Jeugt B, Dewitte W, et al. 1995. The metabolism of benzyladenine in Spathiphyllum floribundum "Schott Petite" in relation to acclimatisation problems. PLANT CELL REPORTS. 14: 662-665.

Zhao y, Thilmony R, Bender CL, et al. 2003. Virulence systems of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato promote bacterial speck disease in tomato by targeting the jasmonate signaling pathway. THE PLANT JOURNAL. 36: 485-499.

Reference Websites for Molecular Techniques

Invitrogen Protocol Website.   This is on the Invitrogen website. They are trying to sell their stuff, but there are nice introductions to each method.

Current Methods in Molecular Biology. Wiley Online.   This site has a lot of protocols, but it is a bit slow.

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