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- n. Plural form of brassinosteroid.
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Steroid hormones called brassinosteroids (BRs) start their action on the surface of the cell and, through a molecular relay, send signals into the cell's nucleus to turn on or off specific genes, particularly those that are critical to regulating plant growth and development.
Previous research suggested that plant hormones called brassinosteroids (BRs) might be an answer to the problem.
The hormones in question are brassinosteroids, which appear to be crucial to plant growth.
He Z, Wang ZY, Li J, Zhu Q, Lamb C, et al. (2000) Perception of brassinosteroids by the extracellular domain of the receptor kinase BRI1.
The specific effectors of growth in plants are the phytohormones: auxin, ethylene, gibberellins, abscisic acid, brassinosteroids, and cytokinins.