A new gene for auxin synthesis

Klaus Palme, Ferenc Nagy

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There is much interest in understanding the pathways that trigger biosynthesis of the plant hormone auxin. In this issue, Stepanova et al. (2008) and Tao et al. (2008) reveal that a small family of tryptophan aminotransferases catalyze formation of indole-3-pyruvic acid (IPA) from L-tryptophan (L-Trp), the first step in a pathway for auxin biosynthesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-2
Number of pages2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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