AuxV: a database of auxin transport velocities

Trends Plant Sci. 2011 Sep;16(9):461-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2011.05.003. Epub 2011 Jun 20.


One of the most widely used techniques to quantify polar auxin transport is the measurement of auxin speed. To date there have been more than 90 published reports of auxin speed in 44 species. We have collected available speed measurements into a database, along with information on plant growth conditions and growth rate. Measured auxin speeds have a range of 1.2-18 mm/h, and show notable correlations with organ type, growth rate, and plant clade.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Transport
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Gravitropism
  • Indoleacetic Acids / metabolism*
  • Plant Cells / metabolism
  • Plant Development
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Time Factors
  • User-Computer Interface*


  • Indoleacetic Acids