Auxin action: slogging out of the swamp

Curr Biol. 2002 Jun 4;12(11):R389-90. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(02)00881-3.


How does auxin affect so many different aspects of plant growth and development? Recent evidence from localization of auxin efflux carriers and the effects of auxin on degradation of transcription factors has begun to reveal a possible mechanism for auxin action.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Hydrolysis
  • Indoleacetic Acids / metabolism
  • Indoleacetic Acids / physiology*
  • Plant Development*
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism


  • Indoleacetic Acids
  • Transcription Factors