Brassinosteroids are potent plant growth regulators of steroidal nature, the first compound of which, isolated from a natural source, is brassinolide. Since 1979 dozens of compounds of similar structure were isolated from numerous plant sources or synthesised from abundant sterols.




Due to their intriguing plant physiological activity and potential agricultural uses, many efforts are currently being made on their detection, analysis, extraction, isolation, synthesis, biosynthesis, metabolism, physiological activity, and practical applications in agriculture.

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