Review. Brassinosteroids: Multi-dimensional regulators of plant growth, development, and stress responses (Plant Cell)

It’s been fifty years since the existence of brassinosteroids was shown, and about thirty since the awesome power of Arabidopsis genetics started to reveal the genes involved in its synthesis, perception and signaling. Nolan et al. review the highlights of brassinosteroid research and also more recent findings, particularly new insights into how it intersects with other hormones and signals, and its contributions to stress responses. The authors discuss how manipulations of brassinosteroid biology can be applied in crops, and identify key unresolved questions. (Summary by Mary Williams) Plant Cell 10.1105/tpc.19.00335