Emerging Dynamics of Brassinosteroids Research
Brassinosteroids are a class of naturally occurring steroidal compounds that play vital role in plant growth and development. Extensive research on BRs biosynthesis, distribution, signal perception, and transduction has broadened our understanding about this important phytohormone. The mode of action of brassinosteroids involves the perception of its signal by the cell surface receptor and the subsequent activation of downstream transcription factors and genes. Development of modern tools, availability of biological resources, and use of genetic, biochemical, and proteomic approaches have greatly advanced our understanding on the key regulatory elements in the BRs signaling networks. At present, brassinosteroids are implicated in various important functions in plants such as growth and development as well as stress amelioration. However, further advancement of knowledge in the area will enable scientists to precisely answer some key fundamental questions related to its versatile roles in plants.
KeywordsBri1 Mutant Island Domain Pollen Wall Formation Constitutive Photomorphogenesis Inhibit BRI1 Kinase
Isha Sharma was supported by grants received from University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. Navdeep Kaur is a recipient of DBT-JRF fellowship from the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, and Shivani Saini was supported by Innovation in Science Pursued for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Program and Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
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