Hormone signaling in plant development

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2012 Feb;15(1):92-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2011.12.004. Epub 2012 Jan 11.


Hormone signaling plays diverse and critical roles during plant development. In particular, hormone interactions regulate meristem function and therefore control formation of all organs in the plant. Recent advances have dissected commonalities and differences in the interaction of auxin and cytokinin in the regulation of shoot and root apical meristem function. In addition, brassinosteroid hormones have recently been discovered to regulate root apical meristem size. Further insights have also been made into our understanding of the mechanism of crosstalk among auxin, cytokinin, and strigolactone in axillary meristems.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Meristem / metabolism
  • Plant Development*
  • Plant Growth Regulators / metabolism*
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction*


  • Plant Growth Regulators