Auxin and Its Role in Plant Development

  • Eva Zažímalová
  • Jan Petrášek
  • Eva Benková

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Auxin: Definition; Metabolism, Transport and Signalling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tom Bennett, Ottoline Leyser
      Pages 3-19
    3. Yangbin Gao, Yunde Zhao
      Pages 21-38
    4. Ondřej Novák, Aleš Pěnčík, Karin Ljung
      Pages 39-60
    5. David Scheuring, Jürgen Kleine-Vehn
      Pages 61-73
    6. Jesica Reemmer, Angus Murphy
      Pages 75-100
    7. Richard M. Napier
      Pages 101-116
  3. Auxin and Plant Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Marlies J. F. Demeulenaere, Tom Beeckman
      Pages 119-141
    3. Pawel Baster, Jiří Friml
      Pages 143-170
    4. Alejandra Freire Rios, Saiko Yoshida, Dolf Weijers
      Pages 171-189
    5. Benoît Landrein, Teva Vernoux
      Pages 191-212
    6. Thomas Dresselhaus, Kay Schneitz
      Pages 213-243
    7. Antia Rodriguez-Villalon, Christian S. Hardtke
      Pages 245-264
    8. Priya Ramakrishna, Ive De Smet
      Pages 265-290
    9. Peter Nick
      Pages 291-313
    10. Adam Runions, Richard S. Smith, Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
      Pages 315-357
  4. Auxin versus Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Katarzyna Retzer, Barbara Korbei, Christian Luschnig
      Pages 361-387
    3. Valentino Ruzza, Giovanna Sessa, Massimiliano Sassi, Giorgio Morelli, Ida Ruberti
      Pages 389-412
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 435-444

About this book


Auxin is an important signaling compound in plants and vital for plant development and growth. The present book, Auxin and its Role in Plant Development, provides the reader with detailed and comprehensive insight into the functioning of the molecule on the whole and specifically in plant development. In the first part, the functioning, metabolism and signaling pathways of auxin in plants are explained, the second part depicts the specific role of auxin in plant development and the third part describes the interaction and functioning of the signaling compound  upon stimuli of the environment. Each chapter is written by international experts in the respective field and designed for scientists and researchers in plant biology, plant development and cell biology to summarize the recent progress in understanding the role of auxin and suggest future perspectives for auxin research.


Auxin Metabolism Organogenesis Plant Embryogenesis Plant Growth Hormone Plant immunity

Editors and affiliations

  • Eva Zažímalová
    • 1
  • Jan Petrášek
    • 2
  • Eva Benková
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Hormonal Regulations in PlantsInstitute of Experimental Botany AS CRPrague 6Czech Republic
  2. 2.Laboratory of Hormonal Regulations in PlantsInstitute of Experimental Botany AS CRPrague 6Czech Republic
  3. 3.Hormonal Cross-talk GroupInstitute of Science and Technology (IST), AustriaKlosterneuburgAustria

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