GmBZL3 acts as a major BR signaling regulator through crosstalk with multiple pathways in Glycine max.
Song Li, Chen Wei, Wang Biao, Yao Qiu-Ming, Valliyodan Babu, Bai Ming-Yi, Zhao Ming-Zhe, Ye Heng, Wang Zhi-Yong, Nguyen Henry T
BMC plant biology
Brassinosteroids (BRs) play a crucial role in plant vegetative growth and reproductive development. The transcription factors BZR1 and BES1/BZR2 are well characterized as downstream regulators of the BR signaling pathway in Arabidopsis and rice. Soybean contains four BZR1-like proteins (GmBZLs), and it was reported that GmBZL2 plays a conserved role in BR signaling regulation. However, the roles of other GmBZLs have not been thoroughly studied, and the targets of GmBZLs in soybean remain unclear.