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Light and auxin signals regulate stomatal development

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Auxin keeps stomata in the dark

Posted by Seema Grewal

The development of stomata – the epidermal pores on plant leaves that regulate gas exchange – is tightly regulated by various environmental factors. 137 more words


Plant Tropisms: A* understanding for iGCSE Biology

Plant Sensitivity

Sensitivity is a characteristic of all living organisms.  It means the ability to detect and response to changes in the environment. When most students think of sensitivity they immediately think of receptors and the nervous system of mammals.   699 more words

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Plant Tropisms - I can't make myself do it.....

Is there a single topic more likely to strike fear into the heart of a GCSE Biology student?  Everyone hates plant tropisms – students because it seems dull, and teachers because it seems like 19th century science and none of us can see for one second why it should appear in 21st century specifications…..   33 more words

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The Auxin Receptor(s).

A few weeks ago, I wrote about auxin. And how auxin signaling works. As promised in my last post, I’m going to tell the story of identifying the auxin receptor and a recent development in the story. 1,724 more words

Plant Biology

Ljung, Karin et al. 2001

Ljung, Karin, Rishikesh P. Bhalerao, and Göran Sandberg. 2001. Sites and homeostatic control of auxin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis during vegetative growth. The Plant Journal 28:465-474. 108 more words


Sakata et al 2010

Sakata, Tadishi, Takeshi Oshino, Shinya Miura, Mari Tomabechi, Yuta Tsunaga, Nahoko Higashitani, Yutaka Miyazawa, Hideyuki Takahashi, Masao Watanabe, Atsushi Higashitani. 2010. Auxin reverse plant male sterility caused by high temperatures. 136 more words

Thingnaes et al 2003

Thingnaes, Elin, Sissel Torre, Arild Ernstsen, Roar Moe.  2003. Day and Night Temperature Responses in Arabidopsis: Effects on Gibberellin and Auxin Content, Cell Size, Morphology, and Flowering Time. 177 more words