Brassinosteroids: Physiological roles and its signalling in plants

Mohammad Yusuf, Tanveer Alam Khan, Qazi Fariduddin

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Brassinosteroids (BRs) are known to be naturally occurring polyhydroxylated plant steroids that showed diverse roles in regulation of various physiological and developmental processes in plants under both natural and stressful conditions. With the advancement of various omic approaches, informations available provide huge data to understand the processes responsible for BRs biosynthesis, transport, signalling, and metabolism pathways. Moreover, in the recent past BRs have shown the ability to cross talk with other phytohormones such as auxin, polyamines, cytokinin, ethylene, and jasmonic acid in regulating varied ranges of physiological and biochemical processes in plants. On the other hand, the exogenous application of BRs in agriculture to improve growth and yield under various stress conditions including drought, salinity, extreme temperatures, and heavy metal toxicity is of immense significance as these stresses severely hamper the normal metabolism of plants. The information available till date regarding BRs will definitely help in establishing various mechanisms which modulate various processes in plants and overcome the future challenges in agriculture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStress Signaling in Plants
Subtitle of host publicationGenomics and Proteomics Perspective, Volume 2
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319421834
ISBN (Print)9783319421827
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Antioxidant system
  • Brassinosteroids
  • Mechanism
  • Oxidative stress and signalling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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