About this Research Topic
Brassinosteroids are a class of steroidal plant hormones that regulate a broad range of morphogenetic, physiological, and metabolic processes throughout the whole life cycle of plants. Brassinosteroids regulate processes from seed development and germination, to skoto- and photomorphogenesis, elongation and growth of plant organs, and flowering and senescence.
Recent years have witnessed a significant advance in the understanding of brassinosteroid biosynthesis and signaling, especially in the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana (thale cress). However, insights into the corresponding processes in monocot and dicot crop species are particularly important, as they may allow a modulation of these processes to develop mutants and cultivars better adapted to the ongoing climate change. It is understood that the molecular processes of brassinosteroid biosynthesis and signaling are interconnected with signaling pathways of other phytohormones and environmental stress. The interactions of the signalling network is complicated and remains largely obscure. Therefore, an effort to elucidate upon molecular crosstalk is crucial, as it may provide understanding of how plants efficiently adapt to constantly changing environmental conditions.
The Research Topic is focused on introducing the latest findings in the brassinosteroid metabolism regulation, the interconnection of the brassinosteroid signalosome with phytohormonal and stress signaling pathways, and the brassinosteroid-mediated adaptation of plants to environmental conditions. The Research Topic aims to address these aspects in model and crop species. We welcome Original Research, Reviews, and Mini-Reviews that fit into the above-described scope.
Keywords: Brassinosteroid biosynthesis, Brassinosteroid signalling, Hormonal homeostasis, Signalling crosstalk, Brassinosteroid-mediated stress response
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