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Integrating transcriptional controls for plant cell expansion

Keithanne Mockaitis and Mark Estelle*

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Department of Biology, 150 Myers Hall, 915 East 3rd St., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

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Genome Biology 2004, 5:245  doi:10.1186/gb-2004-5-11-245

Published: 28 October 2004

Abstract

The plant hormones auxin and brassinosteroid promote cell expansion by regulating gene expression. In addition to independent transcriptional responses generated by the two signals, recent microarray analyses indicate that auxin and brassinosteroid also coordinate the expression of a set of shared target genes.