Polar Auxin Transport

  • Rujin Chen
  • František Baluška

Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anindya Ganguly, Hyung-Taeg Cho
    Pages 1-24
  3. Kalika Prasad, Pankaj Dhonukshe
    Pages 25-44
  4. Ashverya Laxmi, Aditi Gupta, Bhuwaneshwar S. Mishra, Manjul Singh, K. Muhammed Jamsheer, Sunita Kushwah
    Pages 45-79
  5. M. Carmen Martínez, Laia Armengot, M. Mar Marquès-Bueno
    Pages 81-101
  6. María Fernández-Marcos, Luis Sanz, Daniel R. Lewis, Gloria K. Muday, Oscar Lorenzo
    Pages 103-117
  7. Jiaqiang Sun, Linlin Qi, Chuanyou Li
    Pages 119-127
  8. Enrico Scarpella, Thomas Berleth
    Pages 129-154
  9. Markus Geisler, Sina Henrichs
    Pages 155-178
  10. Chiaki Yamazaki, Nobuharu Fujii, Hideyuki Takahashi
    Pages 179-199
  11. Liang Pin Jason Ng, Giel E. van Noorden, Ulrike Mathesius
    Pages 201-219
  12. Jianling Peng, Liangfa Ge, Yuan Wang, Rujin Chen
    Pages 239-258
  13. Marina Oliva, Teva Vernoux, Jan Traas
    Pages 259-279
  14. Diederik H. Keuskamp, Ronald Pierik
    Pages 281-293
  15. Kyohei Shibasaki, Abidur Rahman
    Pages 295-310
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 337-343

About this book


The importance of the plant growth regulator auxin for plant growth has long been recognized, even before the discovery of its chemical structures in the early 20th century. Physiological studies in the decades since have demonstrated that auxin is unidirectionally transported in plants, a process dubbed polar auxin transport. It is the polar auxin transport process that generates a local auxin concentration gradient and regulates a broad array of physiological and developmental processes. The discoveries of auxin transport carrier proteins that mediate auxin influx into and efflux out of transport-competent cells and auxin receptor proteins for auxin signaling in the last few decades represent significant milestones in auxin research and open up opportunities to probe the cellular and molecular processes that regulate auxin transport and integrate environmental cues with signaling processes. Remarkably, components of the polar auxin transport machinery are present in both lower plants such as mosses and higher plants including monocots and eudicots, illustrating the key role of polar auxin transport in plant evolution.  This book highlights topics ranging from physiological and genetic studies of polar auxin transport in plant development, to growth responses to the environment and plant-microbe interactions, to hormonal cross-talks with various cellular and molecular regulatory processes essential for polar auxin transport.


concentration gradient hormonal cross-talk plant development plant growth regulation plant hormone stress physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Rujin Chen
    • 1
  • František Baluška
    • 2
  1. 1., Plant Biology DivisionThe Samuel Roberts Noble FoundationArdmoreUSA
  2. 2.University of BonnIZMBBonnGermany

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