Highlights in gibberellin research: A tale of the dwarf and the slender

Eilon Shani, Peter Hedden, Tai Ping Sun*

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It has been almost a century since biologically active gibberellin (GA) was isolated. Here, we give a historical overview of the early efforts in establishing the GA biosynthesis and catabolism pathway, characterizing the enzymes for GA metabolism, and elucidating their corresponding genes. We then highlight more recent studies that have identified the GA receptors and early GA signaling components (DELLA repressors and F-box activators), determined the molecular mechanism of DELLA-mediated transcription reprograming, and revealed how DELLAs integrate multiple signaling pathways to regulate plant vegetative and reproductive development in response to internal and external cues. Finally, we discuss the GA transporters and their roles in GA-mediated plant development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-134
Number of pages24
JournalPlant Physiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2024


FundersFunder number
Rothamsted Research
Israel Science Foundation3419/20, 2378/19
Israel Science Foundation
European Research Council757683-RobustHormoneTrans, 1011187 69-HYDROSENSING
European Research Council
National Institutes of HealthGM150029, GM100051
National Institutes of Health
Human Frontier Science ProgramHFSP-LIY000540/2020
Human Frontier Science Program
National Institute of Food and Agriculture2023-67013-39532
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
European Regional Development FundCZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/ 0000738
European Regional Development Fund
Grantová Agentura České Republiky20-17984S
Grantová Agentura České Republiky
National Science FoundationMCB-1818161
National Science Foundation


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