Characterizing gibberellin flow in planta using photocaged gibberellins

Shira Wexler, Hilla Schayek, Kandhikonda Rajendar, Iris Tal, Eilon Shani, Yasmine Meroz, Roman Dobrovetsky, Roy Weinstain*

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Gibberellins (GAs) are ubiquitous plant hormones that coordinate central developmental and adaptive growth processes in plants. Accurate movement of GAs throughout the plant from their sources to their destination sites is emerging to be a highly regulated and directed process. We report on the development of novel photocaged gibberellins that, in combination with a genetically encoded GA-response marker, provide a unique platform to study GA movement at high-resolution, in real time and in living, intact plants. By applying this platform to the Arabidopsis thaliana endogenous bioactive gibberellin GA4, we measure kinetic parameters of its flow, such as decay length and velocity, in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1500-1505
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2019


FundersFunder number
German-Israel FoundationI-2387-302.5/2015
Israeli Science Foundation1832/14
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme679189
European Research Council


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