Plant Development: Size Matters, and It’s All Down to Hormones

Susana Úbeda-Tomás & Malcolm J. Bennett

Summary

How do plants determine the number of dividing cells required to optimise root growth and ensure seedling establishment? The signals auxin, cytokinin and gibberellin control the balance between cell division and differentiation by regulating SHY2.

Current Biology 20 (12), R511-R513