Russian Journal of Plant Physiology

, Volume 60, Issue 5, pp 597–610 | Cite as

The involvement of phytohormones in the plant sex regulation

  • G. A. Gerashchenkov
  • N. A. Rozhnova


The data concerning the plant sex regulation by phytohormones are presented. Functioning of signaling pathways regulating floral development and sex expression, including those with phytohormone involvement, are considered. The role of phytohormones in the functioning of systems and mechanisms of sex regulation is analyzed. The examples of sex reversion by plant treatment with phytohormones are presented. It is demonstrated that many genes determining sex encode proteins involved in the phytohormone metabolism. The significance of phytohormone investigation for the understanding of molecular mechanisms of plant sex regulation is discussed.


plants dioecy monoecy sex determination sex reversion amphimixis apomixis gynoecy phytohormones 


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  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Research CenterRussian Academy of SciencesUfaRussia

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