Auxin: Production, Biosynthesis and Role in Plant Development


Rosario D. Pacovsky (Editor)

Series: Botanical Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

The word auxin has a Greek origin: auxein means to enlarge or to grow. Auxins are an important category of plant hormones, regulating many aspects of plant growth and development throughout the plant cell cycle, from cell division, cell elongation and vascular differentiation to root initiation, somatic embryogenesis, apical dominance, tropistic responses, flowering, fruit ripening, senescence, parthenocarpy, dormacy and pollen maturation. Common purification procedures for the determination of auxins include column chromatography, solid phase extraction, liquid-liquid and mass spectrometric detection.

This book discusses the production, biosynthesis and role of auxin in plant development. The topics include the effects of inoculation of auxin producing bacteria on root development in model plants and semihardwood olive cuttings; auxin’s role in plant defense; auxin’s influence on plant developmental responses during salinity; the history, synthesis, transport, determination, metabolism, properties and physiological effects of auxins in plant growth; and the inclusion compounds of auxins in cyclodextrins.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Effects of Inoculation of Auxin-Producing Bacteria on Root Development in Model Plants and Semi-Hardwood Olive Cuttings (pp. 1-22)
M. C. Montero-Calasanz, C. Santamaría, A. Daza and M. Camacho (IFAPA, Centro Las Torres-Tomejil. Carretera Sevilla-Cazalla, Alcalá del Río. Spain)

Chapter 2 – Auxin – Role in Plant Defense (pp. 23-38)
Magda Aparecida Beneventi, Maria Eugênia Lisei de Sá and Maria Fatima Grossi–de–Sa (Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Brasilia, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3 – How Does Auxin Influence on Plant Developmental Responses during Salinity? (pp. 39-54)
M. J. Iglesias, M. C. Terrile and C. A. Casalongué (Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas, UE CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina)

Chapter 4 – History, Synthesis, Transport, Determination, Metabolism, Properties and Physiological Effects of Auxins in Plant Growth (pp. 55-108)
Virginia Sarropoulou, Kortessa Dimassi-Theriou and Ioannis Therios (Laboratory of Pomology, Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Chapter 5 – Inclusion Compounds of Auxins in Cyclodextrins (pp. 109-170)
Kostas Bethanis, Vasso Triantafyllopoulou and Dimitris Mentzafos (Physics Laboratory, Biotechnology Department, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece)



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