Twenty Years of Brassinosteroids: Steroidal Plant Hormones Warrant Better Crops for the XXI Century

  title={Twenty Years of Brassinosteroids: Steroidal Plant Hormones Warrant Better Crops for the XXI Century},
  author={Vladimir A. Khripach and Vladimir N. Zhabinskii and Ae. de Groot},
  journal={Annals of Botany},
The discovery of brassinosteroids (BS) just over 20 years ago opened a new era in studies of bio-regulation in living organisms. Previously, the only known role of steroids as hormones was in animals and fungi; now a steroidal hormone in plants had been added. Progress in brassinosteroid research has been very rapid. Only 20 years passed between the discovery of brassinolide, the first member of the series, and the application of brassinosteroids in agriculture. Although the other plant… 

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