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Auxin Signaling: From Synthesis to Systems Biology, Second Edition

Subject Area(s):  Cell BiologyBiochemistryPlant Biology

Edited by Dolf Weijers, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Karin Ljung, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umea, Sweden; Mark Estelle, University of California, San Diego; Ottoline Leyser, University of Cambridge

Due September 2021 • 350 pages (approx.), illustrated, index
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ISBN  978-1-621824-00-8
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Auxin is a hormone that plays a central role in plant growth, tissue patterning, organogenesis, and responses to light. Differences in auxin concentrations in different regions of the plant result in dramatic changes in gene expression, up- or down-regulating distinct sets of target genes. Recent technological advances have provided insights into mechanistic details of auxin signaling and its many roles in plant biology.

Written and edited by experts in the field, this collection from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology covers recent insights into how auxin levels are regulated and, in turn, drive various developmental processes in plants. The contributors discuss the biosynthesis, conjugation, and degradation of auxin, the various transporters, receptors, and transcription factors involved in auxin signaling, the interactions of auxin with other plant hormones, and how these are spatiotemporally coordinated. The roles of auxin in specific organs and tissues—the shoot apical meristem, roots, vasculature, and flowers—are described in detail. The evolutionary history of auxin signaling and its roles in environmental responses (e.g., plant–pathogen interactions) are also reviewed.

Other topics include the development of computational models for root and shoot growth, as well as chemical tools and synthetic systems to understand auxin biology. This volume is therefore an essential reference for all plant biologists, as well as systems biologists, biochemists, and developmental biologists interested in the regulation of plant morphogenesis and behavior.


The Nature of Auxin as a Signaling Molecule
Jiri Friml
Auxin Metabolism in Plants
Rubén Casanova-Sáez, Eduardo Mateo-Bonmatí, and Karin Ljung
Claus Schwechheimer, Ulrich Hammes, and Angus Murphy
Structural Aspects of Auxin Signaling
Nicholas Morffy and Lucia C. Strader
No Time for Transcription—Rapid Auxin Responses in Plants
Shiv Mani Dubey, Nelson Bernard Calixte Serre, Denisa Oulehlová, Pruthvi Vittal, and Matyáš Fendrych
The Story of Auxin Binding Protein 1 (ABP1)
Richard Napier
Noncanonical Auxin Signaling
Heather Marie McLaughlin, Aaron Chun Hou Ang, and Lars Østergaard
Auxin in the Shoot Meristem
Teva Vernoux and Markéta Pernisová
Auxin in Root Development
Stefan Kepinski
Auxin-Regulated Lateral Root Organogenesis
Nicola Cavallari, Christina Artner, and Eva Benkova
Of Cells, Strands, and Networks: Auxin and the Patterned Formation of the Vascular System
Dhruv Lavania , Nguyen Manh Linh, and Enrico Scarpella
An Essential Function for Auxin in Embryo Development
Subodh Verma, Venkata Pardha Saradhi Attuluri, and Hélène S. Robert
Auxin and Flower Development: A Blossoming Field
Mara Cucinotta, Alex Cavalleri, John William Chandler, and Lucia Colombo
Regulation of Pavement Cell Shape
Siobhan Braybrook
Auxin Interactions with Other Hormones in Plant Development
Serina M. Mazzoni-Putman, Javier Brumos, Chengsong Zhao, Jose M. Alonso, and Anna N. Stepanova
Gene Regulatory Networks
Jan Lohmann
Abiotic Stress Networks
Ute Voss and Malcolm Bennett
Auxin in Pathogen Response
Barbara Kunkel
Auxin-Environment Integration in Growth Responses to Forage for Resources
Jorge J. Casal and José M. Estevez
On the Evolutionary Origins of Land Plant Auxin Biology
John L. Bowman, Eduardo Flores Sandoval, and Hirotaka Kato
Auxin Biology in Bryophyta: A Simple Platform With Versatile Functions
Hidemasa Suzuki, Takayuki Kohchi, and Ryuichi Nishihama
Auxin in Monocots
Paula McSteen
The Systems and Synthetic Biology of Auxin
Clay Wright, Britney L. Moss, and Jennifer L. Nemhauser
Modeling Auxin Signaling in Roots: Auxin Computations
Jaap Rutten, Thea van den Berg, Kirsten ten Tusscher
Computational Models of Auxin-Driven Patterning in Shoots
Mikolaj Cieslak, Andrew Owens, and Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
Chemical Biology in Auxin Research
Ken-ichiro Hayashi