Regulation of cell division and expansion by sugar and auxin signaling

Lu Wang; Yong-Ling Ruan
May 2013
Frontiers in Plant Science;May2013, Vol. 4, p1
Academic Journal
Plant growth and development are modulated by concerted actions of a variety of signaling molecules. In recent years, evidence has emerged on the roles of sugar and auxin signals network in diverse aspects of plant growth and development. Here, based on recent progress of genetic analyses and gene expression profiling studies, we summarize the functional similarities, diversities, and their interactions of sugar and auxin signals in regulating two major processes of plant development: cell division and cell expansion. We focus on roles of sugar and auxin signaling in both vegetative and reproductive tissues including developing seed.


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