Brassinosteroid accumulation and effect during carrot development

Brassinosteroid hormones (BRs) play significant roles in plant growth and development. Que et al. examined BR accumulation and the expression of genes involved in the biosynthesis, signalling and catabolism of BRs in carrot (Daucus carota), a phytonutrient-rich crop. A key finding is the increase in petiole number and length upon exogenous BR treatment. (Summary by Bhavisha Sheth) Front. Plant Sci. 10.3389/fpls.2017.01356