Auxin and the Arabidopsis thaliana gynoecium

J Exp Bot. 2013 Jun;64(9):2619-27. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ert099. Epub 2013 Apr 12.


Recent research is beginning to reveal how intricate networks of hormones and transcription factors coordinate the complex patterning of the gynoecium, the female reproductive structure of flowering plants. This review summarizes recent advances in understanding of how auxin biosynthesis, transport, and responses together generate specific gynoecial domains. This review also highlights areas where future research endeavours are likely to provide additional insight into the homeostatic molecular mechanisms by which auxin regulates gynoecium development.

Keywords: Arabidopsis; auxin; development; female reproductive organ; gynoecium; patterning..

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / growth & development
  • Arabidopsis / metabolism*
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / physiology
  • Flowers / growth & development
  • Flowers / metabolism
  • Homeostasis
  • Indoleacetic Acids / metabolism*
  • Plant Growth Regulators / metabolism*


  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • Indoleacetic Acids
  • Plant Growth Regulators