Molecular Genetic Approaches to Elucidating the Role of Hormones in Plant Development

  • Harry Klee
  • Charles Romano

Abstract

Physiological studies conducted over the last half century have established a role for hormones in virtually every aspect of plant development. Most of the pioneering work on hormone action used approaches that involve exogenous application of a hormone or inhibitor. There are severe limitations to what we can learn in this manner. Exogenous application of any biological material is subject to limitations of uptake, transport, sequestration and metabolism. Further, it is difficult to quantitate the amount of active material within the target tissue. For these reasons, it has been generally difficult to establish a direct relationship between a hormone and a particular developmental process.

Keywords

Transgenic Plant Ethylene Production Apical Dominance Crown Gall Ethylene Synthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry Klee
    • 1
  • Charles Romano
    • 1
  1. 1.Monsanto CompanyChesterfieldUSA

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