Brassinosteroids, de-etiolation and the re-emerging art of plant hormone quantification.

@article{Symons2008BrassinosteroidsDA,
  title={Brassinosteroids, de-etiolation and the re-emerging art of plant hormone quantification.},
  author={Gregory M. Symons and James B Reid},
  journal={Plant signaling & behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 10},
  pages={868-70}
}
An increase in the use of molecular techniques has provided a significant insight into the function of genes, and how they are regulated and interact. However, in the field of plant hormone physiology, the increased use of these techniques has been accompanied by a reduction in the direct measurement of plant hormone levels by physiochemical methods. Instead, the transcript (mRNA) levels of genes involved in hormone metabolism are often used to predict endogenous hormone levels. The validity of… CONTINUE READING