Current Biology; auth group Fankhauser

Current Biology

Volume 22, Issue 16, 21 August 2012, Pages R645–R647

Plant Development: Should I Stop or Should I Grow?

Séverine Lorrain , Christian Fankhauser

Centre for Integrative Genomics, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Available online 20 August 2012.


Plant growth is tightly controlled through the integration of environmental cues with the physiological status of the seedling. A recent study now proposes a model explaining how the plant hormone ethylene triggers opposite growth responses depending on the light environment.