Auxin--a novel regulator of stomata differentiation

Trends Plant Sci. 2014 Dec;19(12):747-9. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2014.10.006. Epub 2014 Oct 27.


Three recent publications identify the phytohormone auxin as a novel regulator of stomata development and distribution. We discuss how auxin signaling and polar auxin transport blend in with the established signaling network that controls cell division and differentiation within the stomatal cell lineage.

Keywords: Arabidopsis; auxin; light signaling; stomatal development.

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / cytology
  • Arabidopsis / metabolism
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Division
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Indoleacetic Acids / metabolism*
  • Plant Stomata / cytology
  • Plant Stomata / metabolism*


  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • Indoleacetic Acids