Signal Transduction of Brassinosteroids Under Abiotic Stresses

Mohd Tanveer Alam Khan, Mohammad Yusuf, Waheed Akram, Fariduddin Qazi

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Plants live in regularly fluctuating surroundings that are critical for progression and enlargement. Divergent environmental circumstances comprise biotic and abiotic stress. The opposing things of abiotic indications are impaired by environmental variation, which has been forecast to outcome in an improved rate of dangerous climate. However, brassinosteroids (BRs), a unique polyhydroxy steroidal hormones in plants and capable for endogenous signals for the directive of plant growth and enlargement. It plays an imperative function in plant like seed sprouting, flowering and elongation of hypocotyl, etc. Moreover, BRs have capability to ameliorate the numerous abiotic difficulties like metal stress, temperature stress, water stress, oxidative damage, and salt injury. Furthermore, BR signaling is transduced by a receptor kinase-mediated signal transduction pathway, which is distinct from animal steroid signaling systems. Newest studies entirely associated with the signal pathway of BR have recognized numerous BR marker genes, associating with BR signaling to several cellular practices. This chapter summarizes the BR signaling system in wide detail and discusses how steroid hormone plays a key role in controlling plant growth, size, and metabolism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrassinosteroids Signalling
Subtitle of host publicationIntervention with Phytohormones and their Relationship in Plant Adaptation to Abiotic Stresses
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789811657436
ISBN (Print)9789811657429
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Abiotic stress
  • Brassinosteroid
  • Signaling
  • Target genes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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