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Cytokinin and auxin intersection in root meristems

Elisabeth J Chapman and Mark Estelle*

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Division of Biology, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0116, USA

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Genome Biology 2009, 10:210  doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-2-210

Published: 23 February 2009

Abstract

The hormone cytokinin promotes cell differentiation in plant roots by repressing both auxin transport and responses to auxin at the boundary between the meristem and the root elongation zone.