Auxin crosstalk with reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in plant development and abiotic stress

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  • Nishat Parveen - , University of Allahabad (Author)
  • Nidhi Kandhol - , Amity University, Noida (Author)
  • Shivesh Sharma - , Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (Author)
  • Vijay Pratap Singh - , University of Allahabad (Author)
  • Devendra Kumar Chauhan - , University of Allahabad (Author)
  • Jutta Ludwig-Müller - , Chair of Plant Physiology (Author)
  • Francisco J Corpas - , Department of Biochemistry and Bioorganic Chemistry (Author)
  • Durgesh Kumar Tripathi - , Amity University, Noida (Author)


The phytohormone auxin acts as an important signaling molecule having regulatory functions during the growth and development of plants. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are also known to perform signaling functions at low concentrations, however, over-accumulation of ROS due to various environmental stresses damages the biomolecules, cell structures and lead to cell death, therefore it can be said that ROS act as a double-edged sword. Nitric oxide (NO), a gaseous signaling molecule, performs a wide range of favourable roles in plants. NO displays its positive role in photo-morphogenesis, root growth, leaf expansion, seed germination, stomatal closure, senescence, fruit maturation, mitochondrial activity, and metabolism of iron. Studies have revealed the early existence of these crucial molecules during evolution. Moreover, auxin, ROS, and NO together show their involvement in various developmental processes and abiotic stress tolerance. Redox signaling is a primary response during exposure of plants to stresses and shows a link with auxin signaling. This review provides updated information related to crosstalk between auxin, ROS, and NO starting from their evolution during early earth periods and their interaction in plant growth and developmental processes as well as in the case of abiotic stresses to plants.


Original languageEnglish
Article numberpcac138
Number of pages12
JournalPlant & cell physiology / The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists
Issue number12
Early online date7 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2022

External IDs

unpaywall 10.1093/pcp/pcac138
Mendeley 378fbc8e-10b6-3598-9046-6953d02ab927
Scopus 85146350101
WOS 000912302400001



  • Abiotic stress, Auxin, Evolution, No, Ros, Signaling, Reactive Oxygen Species/metabolism, Plant Development, Stress, Physiological, Oxygen/metabolism, Indoleacetic Acids/metabolism, Plants/metabolism, Nitrogen/metabolism

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