The physiology of plant hormones in cereal, oilseed and pulse crops

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  • Plant hormones regulate virtually all aspects of plant growth and development, as well as plant responses to biotic and abiotic signals. Herein, we discuss three hormone groups, gibberellins, auxin and ethylene. These plant hormones influence seed germination, root, stem and leaf growth, flowering, and fruit and seed growth. In so doing, the hormone groups often interact with each other and with the plant’s environment. This review discusses the regulatory roles that these three plant hormone groups play in the physiology of cereal, oilseed and pulse crops and also discusses the usefulness of applications of hormones, and of other plant growth regulators. Additionally, it discusses the potential uses of plant growth promoting rhizosphere (root-zone) microorganisms (PGPRs) in order to obtain yield improvement, or to alleviate abiotic stress.

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    © 2013 KurepinLeonid et al. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Kurepin L., Ozga, J. A., Zaman, M., & Pharis, R. P. (2013). The physiology of plant hormones in cereal, oilseed and pulse crops. Prairie Soils and Crops, 6, 7-23. Retrieved from:
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