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When brassinosteroid levels are low, the GSK3-like kinase BIN2 phosphorylates and inactivates the BZR1 transcription factor to inhibit growth in plants. Brassinosteroid promotes growth by inducing dephosphorylation of BZR1, but the phosphatase that dephosphorylates BZR1 has remained unknown. Here, using tandem affinity purification, we identified protein(More)
Auxin transport is required for important growth and developmental processes in plants, including gravity response and lateral root growth. Several lines of evidence suggest that reversible protein phosphorylation regulates auxin transport. Arabidopsis rcn1 mutant seedlings exhibit reduced protein phosphatase 2A activity and defects in differential cell(More)
The heterotrimeric protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) complex comprises a catalytic subunit and regulatory A and B subunits that modulate enzyme activity and mediate interactions with other proteins. We report here the results of a systematic analysis of the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) regulatory A subunit gene family, which includes the ROOTS CURL IN(More)
Maize produces separate unisexual flowers through programmed abortion of preformed organ primordia. In the male inflorescence (tassel), stamen primordia develop to sexual maturity, while gynoecia (pistil primordia) are aborted. In tasselseed2 (ts2) mutant plants, floral structures in the tassel adopt a female developmental program. Here we report the(More)
The gaseous hormone ethylene is one of the master regulators of development and physiology throughout the plant life cycle. Ethylene biosynthesis is stringently regulated to permit maintenance of low levels during most phases of vegetative growth but to allow for rapid peaks of high production at developmental transitions and under stress conditions. In(More)
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