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Light and auxin signaling cross-talk programme root development in plants

  • Sony Kumari
  • Kishore C S PanigrahiEmail author
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Abstract

Root development in plants is affected by light and phytohormones. Different ranges of light wavelength influence root patterning in a particular manner. Red and white light promote overall root development, whereas blue light has both positive as well as negative role in these processes. Light-mediated root development primarily occurs through modulation of synthesis, signaling and transport of the phytohormone auxin. Auxin has been shown to play a critical role in root development. It is being well-understood that components of light and auxin signaling cross-talk with each other. However, the signaling network that can modulate the root development is an intense area of research. Currently, limited information is available about the interaction of these two signaling pathways. This review not only summarizes the current findings on how different quality and quantity of light affect various aspects of root development but also present the role of auxin in these developmental aspects starting from lower to higher plants.

Keywords

Cryptochrome phytochrome PIN primary root 

Abbreviations

ARF7

auxin response factor 7

AXR2

auxin resistant 2

BFA

brefeldin A

bZIP

basic leucine zipper

bHLH

basic helix loop helix

COP1

constitutive photomorphogenic 1

CRYs

cryptochromes

CRYox

cryptochrome overexpression

DFL1

dwarf in light 1

FR

far-red

GLK

golden 2-like

HYH

homolog of HY5

HY5

elongated hypocotyl 5

IAA

indole-3 acetic acid

IAA14

indole-3-acetic acid inducible 14

IPA

indole-3 pyruvic acid

NPH3

non-phototropic hypocotyl 3

OsRAA1

Oryza sativa root architecture associated 1

PAT

polar auxin transport

PGPs

phosophoglycoproteins

PHOTs

phototropins

PHYs

phytochromes

PID

protein kinase PINOID

PIF3

phytochrome interacting factor 3

PKS1

phytochrome kinase substrate 1

PP2A

protein phosphatase 2A

P. patens

Physcomitrella patens

PpGH3L1

Physcomitrella patens GH3-like protein 1

PpIAA1

Physcomitrella patens indole-3-acetic acid 1

PpRSL1

Physcomitrella patens root hair defective six-like 1

R

red

RPT2

root phototropism 2

SLR

solitary root

SPA1

suppressor of PHYA 1

TCN1

taichung native 1

TNG67

tainung 67

UVR8

UV-B resistance 8

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Dr. Madhusmita Panigrahy, Durga Prasad Biswal, Debadutta Patra and Aaram A. Kumar for critical reading of this manuscript. We acknowledge the financial support received from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India for the funding to K.C.P. (D.O. No. BT/PBA/MF2014). S.K. expresses gratitude to Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India for her fellowship.

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  1. 1.School of Biological Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)HBNIDist. KhurdaIndia

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